Film Review: Allen Stays Hot
Film Review: Allen Stays Hot

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Baltimore (24) vs. Cleveland (10)

Those who bought Javorius Allen after Week 1 have to be pleased after he turned 14 carries into 66 yards and caught 5-of-6 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown. Terrance West is serviceable, but I still think Allen is the better prospect.

With how dependent the Ravens offense is on bootleg playaction, I'm surprised that it still fools anyone. As long as it does, though, it bodes well for Ben Watson, who still seems fairly spry even as age 37 approaches in December. Breshad Perriman dropped a pass in the first quarter and seems no closer to posing any serious threat to Jeremy Maclin or Mike Wallace. Perriman's prospect profile continues to badly sour.

Baltimore's coverage schemes clearly confused DeShone Kizer, whose offensive line generally held up well against a Ravens front seven that incinerated the Bengals offensive line in Week 1. Kizer's fearlessness in the pocket and ability to keep his eyes downfield bode well for him adjusting to pro coverage down the road.

Unfortunately, in the meantime Kizer's task got much tougher with Corey Coleman suffering another broken hand. With Kenny Britt struggling, Coleman was the clear top wideout for Cleveland. Britt finished the game with just a two-yard catch and an offensive pass interference call. That he's been so bad through two weeks is just baffling. He posted 9.0 yards per target with the Rams last year!

Almost as big of a story at wideout for Cleveland was

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