Week 12 of the 2015 NFL season wraps up on Monday evening as the Cleveland Browns host the Baltimore Ravens in a rather horrific Monday Night Football matchup. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT, and airs on ESPN. Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico, and Lisa Salters have the call.
There are basically three reasons to watch this game:
1) Fantasy - There are not a ton of options, but Buck Allen, Josh McCown and others might be of some use
2) Gambling - 'nuff said
3) Draft purposes - The 49ers are currently a half game ahead of the Ravens for the fifth spot in the draft. If the Ravens lose, they move back in front of the 49ers, while a win keeps them behind the 49ers. If the Browns win, they move into a tie with the Ravens and 49ers. The 49ers can benefit from either, so I'll look at this as win-win.
I suppose a fourth reason might be any entertainment you might take from watching a train wreck on live TV. This is a pretty hideous matchup with some serious roster issues. The Ravens lost quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Justin Forsett to season-ending injuries. The Browns will be without cornerback Joe Haden (concussion) and defensive end Randy Starks. Oh, and shortly after naming Johnny Manziel the starter for the rest of the season, he was benched for Josh McCown due to bye-week partying. This is quite the matchup!
Find everything you need to know about tonight's game below. This will serve as the game thread tonight.
Monday, Nov. 30
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
Start time: 5:30 PM PT
TV channel: ESPN
Announcers: Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico