In what is being billed as a potential preview of the AFC Championship, Week 3 of the 2020 NFL Season closes out with the 2-0 Ravens hosting the 2-0 Chiefs on Monday Night Football. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives their bold predictions for the highly-anticipated showdown.
In his biggest game yet as a starter, DeShon Elliott is challenged early and often by the Chiefs’ offense and proves up to the challenge — nabbing his first career interception off of Patrick Mahomes. Elliott also records a sack and tackle for loss in what proves to be a career-best night for the young defensive back.
Devin Duvernay has his coming out party. Baltimore’s running backs rack up 175 yards and two touchdowns in an offensive explosion. The Ravens survive a late comeback and thwart the Chiefs to win a one-score game.
Marcus Peters greets his original team with a pick-six early in the game, establishing the tone for a stifling defensive performance from Baltimore against Kansas City’s juggernaut offense. Offensively, Lamar Jackson shows off for the national audience with four touchdown passes and over 350 total yards.
Ravens in primetime flash to an early lead, akin to the many blowouts Baltimore has delivered over the past couple years. Under the lights, Marquise Brown shines on a jet-sweep touchdown early and follows up with a long touchdown before the half. On defense, Marlon Humphrey forces two takeaways, with at least one being an interception. All things look to be in the Ravens favor. However, in a game of cliche’s, Mahomes and company come storming back from a long Tyreek Hill touchdown and a second drive heavily featuring TE Travis Kelce. In the end, Justin Tucker adds just enough points to keep the Chiefs at bay and slay the proverbial dragon.