Ravens: Monday night madness
Everybody likes to play on a national stage on Monday night, but a lot of players still try to downplay the MNF hype. Take Terrell Suggs for instance:
"All I think about it is, all my ex-girlfriends are going to be watching me play,'' he said, "and be sorry they dumped me."
It's not exactly a premier matchup, since the Ravens have slumped to 4-4 and the Browns are just 1-7, but Todd Heap thinks that the atmosphere at Paul Brown Stadium will still be super-charged.
"Us going into Cleveland...the background that goes with it...the history, it's going to be crazy."
The Ravens can do a lot to quiet the crowd by putting up some points in the first quarter instead of stumbling out of the gate and playing catch-up all game long like they did against the Bengals and Vikings in their last two losses.
"That's going to be one of our goals during the second half of the season,'' Heap said, "getting off to a faster start."