Starting quarterback Jason Campbell is confident he could play Sunday despite his bruised ribs if the Browns didn’t have a bye.

“If we had a game Sunday, I’d definitely go out there and play,” Campbell said.

Campbell practiced Tuesday despite suffering bruised ribs Sunday in a 24-18 win over the defending Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens (3-5). He fully expects to be ready when the Browns (4-5) play their next game Nov. 17 at the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals (6-3).

“Right now, just sore but getting a lot better,” Campbell said. “Just taking it one day at a time. We’re only two days removed from the game. So just trying to get it back to normal. But I’m pleased with the positive feedback I’m getting.”

“[They bye] came at a great time for our team. We’ve got a lot of guys that are kind of banged up. It’ll be very important to get these guys back and get ready to go down the home stretch.”

Campbell, 31, took it easy during the 20-minute portion of practice open to the media, throwing off to the side while backup Brandon Weeden threw to the receivers in one-on-one drills. But it’s great news for the Browns that Campbell doesn’t expect to miss a beat because he’s playing some of the best football of his career.

“I think I’m there,” said Campbell, who’s 1-1 as a starter this season and has completed 46-of-75 passes (61.3 percent) for 561 yards and five touchdowns without an interception, posting a passer rating of 106.6. “I was having a good year going back in 2011 [with the Oakland Raiders]. And back in 2008 [with the Washington Redskins], for the most part of that season when we had a lot of injuries, things were going really well. But I just feel like I’m in a different place as far as where my mindset is. I just need to just have strong faith and continue to just come out here each and every day just to work extremely hard, not try to put any pressure or stress about anything, just let it all hang out, just have fun.”

This is Campbell’s first shot as a full-time starter since 2011, when he went 3-2 with the Raiders before suffering a season-ending broken collarbone in Week 6 against the Browns. He started once last season for the Chicago Bears and was pummeled in a 32-7 loss to the eventual NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.

“Last year, we played the 49ers on Monday night, and I got hit 19, 20 times,” said Campbell, who signed a two-year, $3.75 million contract in March. “I was sacked nine, 10 times. There wasn’t really much that I could do in that situation, and it’s unfortunate. But having a chance here, the way our offensive line’s playing, having Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator and the way our team is playing, it helps a lot.”

Campbell credits Turner for helping him improve his footwork and pocket awareness. But the experience of Campbell, who’s in his ninth NFL season, has also been a positive factor.

“Early in my career, I put more pressure on myself to make every play,” Campbell said. “You don’t always have to make every play. Just let the guys around you make plays and stay within the game. You go the extra mile, but just believe in the guys around you more. I think that’s something that comes from experience and growth in the game.”