The Ravens enter Week 10 looking to stay alive in the race for the AFC North. This week they go on the road to face the Patriots on Sunday Night Football. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives some of their bold predictions for Sunday’s game.
After playing two quick-passing offenses, Baltimore’s defense feasts on QB Cam Newton with five sacks. The defense also forces two turnovers, including the first career interception for S DeShon Elliott, on the way to a shutout performance.
TE Mark Andrews gets back on track with a signature breakthrough performance, eclipsing the 100-yard receiving mark for the first time this season and catching his first touchdown pass since Week 5. The Ravens dominate the Patriots in the trenches and rush for 200+ yards for the second time in the past three weeks, led by a strong individual effort from RB Gus Edwards.
Baltimore’s offense continues its strong second-half performance from last week and puts on a show for the national audience on Sunday night, scoring over 40 points for the first time this season. QB Lamar Jackson quiets the naysayers with three passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. Meanwhile, the defense makes life difficult for Newton, holding him to under 100 passing yards for the game and forcing three turnovers.
Baltimore’s front stonewalls New England’s rushing attack, liming them to less than 50 yards on the ground. On the other side of the ball, Bill Belichick takes away Jackson’s passing targets between the hashes, but Jackson responds with deep dimes to Devin Duvernay and Marquise Brown while adding an off-tackle touchdown run for good measure. The Ravens cruise to their seventh victory of the season with a 27-3 demolition in Foxboro.
Baltimore will start fast and establish an early lead before struggling in the second half. Their games against the Patriots have been close, for the most part, in the Harbaugh era. Even though this is definitely the worst New England team we’ve seen in a while, I expect Belichick to hold his own and make it competitive.
Lamar Jackson does MVP things with 300 total yards and four touchdowns.