The Ravens enter Week 2 fresh off of a 38-6 win over the Browns. They travel to Houston to face the Texans, who are coming off of a disappointing loss to the Chiefs. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives some of their bold takes for the anticipated matchup of two of the NFL’s best young quarterbacks.
The Ravens will punish the Texans on the line as they constantly pressure Deshaun Watson. I predict Baltimore will have at least six sacks against Watson as well as at least two interceptions.
The Ravens will get the ground game going as Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, and J.K. Dobbins will total over 175 yards rushing while averaging over five yards per carry.
Tyus Bowser nabs a strip sack that results in a defensive touchdown.
Baltimore’s defense, after being criticized for their lack of proficiency against the Browns, who can now be recognized as one of the league’s best running offenses following Thursday, dominates the Houston Texans offense. The defense notches nine sacks, including 2.5 from Matt Judon.
As for the offense, Marquise Brown scores two receiving touchdowns while Mark Andrews hauls in his third of the season as the Ravens round the bases to a 2-0 record.
The Ravens hold the Texans to under 250 yards of total offense on the strength of standout performances from Calais Campbell, who posts a sack and forced fumble, and Marcus Peters, who intercepts a Deshaun Watson pass and returns it to the house for a pick-six.
On top of another masterful performance from Lamar Jackson and company, the Ravens once again cruise to a convincing victory.
Lamar Jackson will continue his dominance as he passes for five touchdowns and over 300 yards against the Texans. Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and Mark Andrews both eclipse 100 receiving yards while Miles Boykin and Willie Snead both have over 50.
Defensively, Baltimore forces at least three turnovers and has more than five sacks on Deshaun Watson.