The Ravens will travel to Tennessee on Sunday for a rematch with the Titans. Baltimore has a chance to redeem their playoff loss from a year ago. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives some bold predictions for the AFC showdown.
Despite the recent drama and history between these two teams and similar offensive styles, the Ravens are simply too much for the Titans to handle this time. They go up 14-0 in the first quarter and never look back. The run game keeps churning, setting the franchise single playoff game record with over 250 with Lamar Jackson, J.K. Dobbins, and Gus Edwards each going for over 70 yards. Mark Andrews finally has his big breakout performance in front of a national audience and score two touchdowns to go with over 100 receiving yards. The offseason investments pay off as the defense holds Derrick Henry scoreless and under 90 yards on the ground. The secondary forces two interceptions from Ryan Tannehill. Baltimore wins with a final score of 38-24.
The Ravens exercise their recent demons both in the postseason overall and against this Titans team. Tennessee jumps out to an early lead once again but Baltimore eliminates the “can’t play from behind” narrative once and for all. J.K Dobbins rushes for more yards than Derrick Henry and the Ravens defense forces multiple turnovers, courtesy of DeShon Elliott and Calais Campbell. A late touchdown run by Lamar Jackson lifts Baltimore to a 27-23 victory.
The Ravens will be out for blood and will come out swinging extremely hard. I’m predicting a 14-point lead for Baltimore heading into halftime. Whether or not they can maintain it will be the issue. John Harbaugh has had a full year to think of a game plan to fight against this team and he won’t disappoint. Calais Campbell will Henry’s life extremely difficult and will rack up 8+ tackles in the game. Lamar Jackson will have at least three touchdowns and over 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing.
Lamar Jackson silences the critics with his first playoff victory in his third trip to the postseason. Jackson and the offense rushes for over 200 yards with J.K. Dobbins leading the way with over 120 yards. Jackson also passes for two touchdowns as the offense puts up over 30 points. Baltimore’s defense plays much better against Tennessee this time, holding Henry to under 100 rushing yards while also forcing two turnovers.