The Baltimore Ravens had a strong offseason and training camp went about as well as could be hoped for. Game day is rapidly approaching. The time has come to make some bold predictions for each phase of the team.
Joe Flacco will have his best statistical season, eclipsing his marks from 2014 with more than 4,500 passing yards and 30 passing touchdowns. He finally has continuity at offensive coordinator, a wealth of receiving options, multiple vertical threats and a more dependable offensive line. Dennis Pitta will catch more than six touchdowns.
Kenneth Dixon and Terrance West will develop into a formidable one-two punch down the stretch. West will score more than eight touchdowns and Dixon will provide the most all-purpose yards of any running back on the team.
Lardarius Webb will lead the Ravens in interceptions with six. Will Davis will overtake Shareece Wright as a starting cornerback before the Week 5 matchup with Washington. Sack totals will be dispersed, with Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Za’Darius Smith, Matt Judon and C.J. Mosley each accumulating more than five, but less than ten.
Brandon Williams and Timmy Jernigan will lead the NFL in tackles for a loss among all starting interior tandems. Zachary Orr will post more tackles than C.J. Mosley on rushing attempts.
Sam Koch will lead the NFL in punting average, with close to 50 yards per attempt. Justin Tucker will kick five game-winning field goals.
Dean Pees will survive the season on the strength of better intermediate pass coverage from Tavon Young and Anthony Levine. However, Pees and Leslie Frazier will both be replaced next offseason when Biscotti mandates a more aggressive scheme.
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