The Baltimore Ravens will face the New York Jets on a short week this Thursday after winning their ninth game in a row. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives some bold predictions for the prime-time AFC showdown.
Wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown posts his first 100-yard receiving game since Week 1, also catching his seventh TD of the season in the process. Quarterback Lamar Jackson further solidifies his stranglehold on the MVP trophy by tossing three more touchdowns and breaking Michael Vick’s record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season, all before getting pulled in the fourth quarter for Robert Griffin III. The Ravens cover the spread and then some with a blowout victory.
Jackson essentially ends the MVP race by throwing for six touchdowns on Thursday night. Tight end Mark Andrews hauls in three of the touchdowns while also eclipsing 100 receiving yards.
Baltimore’s defense forces five turnovers on the night while holding the Jets to under 200 total yards on offense with a whopping final score of 45-0.
Quarterback Sam Darnold does not perform well under pressure and the Ravens blitz at a higher percentage than any defense in the league. The defense will make life miserable for the former third-overall pick, sacking him eight times while forcing three turnovers.
Jackson will break Vick’s single season rushing record while adding three touchdown passes to his league high 28. At the conclusion of the game, Darnold being selected 29 spots ahead of Jackson has never looked more lopsided.
Baltimore secures their tenth straight victory with a dominant defensive performance. The cornerbacks smother wide receivers Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder while the front suffocates running back Le’Veon Bell and a ferocious pass rush knocks Darnold out of the game. The Ravens underrated defense will outscore New York’s offense on Thursday night.
Running back Gus Edwards and tight end Hayden Hurst headline a brutalization of the injury riddled Jets. Edwards scores twice, totaling over 150 scrimmage yards, while Hurst finds the end zone for the second straight week. New York’s “offensive line” makes Darnold wish he was out with mono again, allowing seven sacks and holding the Jets to 10 points.