After suffering a concussion two weeks ago against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy will likely sit out a second-straight game and backup Seneca Wallace will get the nod to start this Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Cleveland travels to M&T Bank Stadium 20 days after Baltimore tormented McCoy and the Browns in Cleveland, 24-10.
Just four nights later, McCoy suffered a concussion after being drilled helmet-to-helmet by Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison. The second-year quarterback still hasn’t been cleared to practice, according to The Morning Journal.
In two seasons, McCoy is 6-15 as the team’s starter. Of those 15 losses, eight have come against the AFC North, compared to zero wins against the division.
As for Wallace, he’s struggled just as badly as McCoy has when it comes to beating teams in the AFC North.
Wallace, 31, looks to do something he hasn’t been able to do in eight chances– beat an AFC North opponent.
In his first start of the 2011 season, Wallace went 18-for-31 for 226 yards, a touchdown, a fumble and a 91.6 rating in the Browns’ 20-17 overtime loss against the Arizona Cardinals.
Wallace is no stranger when it comes to starting against the Ravens. Last season, Wallace started in the team’s first matchup and held his own against the Baltimore defense, going 18-for-24 for 141 yards, a touchdown and a 103.0 rating in a 24-17 loss.