With the New England Patriots losing to the Houston Texans last Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens overtook the top seed in the AFC last week after winning their eighth game in a row to improve to 10-2. They will look to hold onto it now as they travel to Buffalo to face a scrappy 9-3 Bills team.
This AFC matchup features the two most polarizing first-round quarterbacks taken in the 2018 NFL Draft in Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen. The improved play of Allen in recent weeks has taken a backstage to the incredible MVP campaign of Jackson. Both teams boast strong defensive units set on stopping the opposing team’s quarterback this Sunday. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives some bold predictions for Sunday’s game.
The Ravens are forced to overcome an early interception and face their first two-score deficit in over three months. Running back Mark Ingram and tight end Mark Andrews respond with a pair of touchdowns and Jackson goes super saiyan in the fourth quarter, running for 80 yards and a touchdown to win the game.
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Baltimore faces another tough test against a strong defense in a playoff-like environment. Once again, they respond and prevail thanks to another heroic effort from Jackson, who combines for 300 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns. Josh Allen does his best LJ impression and gives the Ravens some issues on the ground, as he rushes for over 60 yards and finds the end zone. However, a late turnover forced by Marlon Humphrey swings the game in the Ravens favor.
The Ravens reassert their dominance after a close win last week against the San Francisco 49ers by beating Buffalo 38-13 on Sunday. Jackson begins to lock up his MVP case by combining for over 350 yards, breaking quarterback Michael Vick’s single season rushing record in the process.
Rookie wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown has a bounce-back game after a quiet game last week, catching four passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. Tight End Mark Andrews finds the end zone twice as well. Running back Gus Edwards leads the rushing attack with 130 yards while Mark Ingram punches in two touchdowns.
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