The Baltimore Ravens enter Week 12 on a six-game win streak to face the 6-4 Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives some of their bold predictions for Monday’s match up.
Rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown brings the Hollywood mentality to Los Angeles, posting 100+ yards and two touchdowns for the first time since Week 1. Brown will beat star cornerback Jalen Ramsey to receive a 40-yard strike from quarterback Lamar Jackson for one of his touchdowns.
Los Angeles starts fast in a must-win home game. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald wrecks the power run game and Ramsey effectively shadows tight end Mark Andrews. Jackson is forced to carry the load on offense and makes former Ravens safety Eric Weddle look foolish in route to a pair of long house calls.
Baltimore’s defense blitzed relentlessly, forcing quarterback Jared Goff into several costly mistakes. With the necessary cornerbacks to lock down the Rams receivers, defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale is free to devote extra men into the box to nullify running back Todd Gurley, A late pick-six from cornerback Marlon Humphrey ices the 27-13 win for the Ravens.
Cornerback Marcus Peters snags his fourth pick-six of the season against his former team for the world to see on Monday night. Goff throws another interception to safety Earl Thomas and is sacked at least four times in a suffocating defensive performance by Baltimore.
Jackson accounts for three touchdowns, two through the air and one on a dazzling highlight-reel run. Tight end Mark Andrews has a big day with over 100 receiving yards and both of Jackson’s passing touchdowns.