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Ravens vs. Colts: Bold predictions

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The Ravens will play their third primetime game in the first five weeks of the season, this time at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.

The staff of Baltimore Beatdown offers some bold predictions for Monday’s game.

Spencer Schultz

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens roll at home under the lights. Jackson puts up his first four-touchdown game of the season, finding Mark Andrews twice, his first receiving touchdowns of the season. Patrick Ricard finds the end zone as well. The Ravens defense forces multiple turnovers and registers four sacks against a beat-up Colts offensive line. Carson Wentz keeps things interesting, but ultimately can’t consistently lead scoring drives against a frenzied defense fueled by Baltimore’s crowd.

Joshua Reed

The Colts come crashing back down to earth after notching their first win last week while the Ravens extend their winning streak to four in a row. The Ravens will break the consecutive games with a 100 or more yards rushing record but their passing attack will lead the way to a commanding victory once again. Ty’Son Williams will make the Ravens regret not having him active last week by going over 100 yards on the ground by himself. First-round rookie Rashod Bateman will haul in a touchdown in his NFL debut and Mark Andrews will end his touchdown drought. The defense will continue their upward trend, shut the Colts out in the second half after franchise legend Haloti Ngata is inducted in the Ring of Honor, and force five turnovers.

Frank Platko

Lamar Jackson is due for positive regression in the passing touchdown department. It starts against the Colts, as he throws for four touchdowns to match his total on the season. Justin Houston doubles his current sack total by earning a pair against his former team. Houston caps off the “revenge game” with a key forced fumble in the third quarter, which sparks the Ravens to pull away late and win by multiple scores.

Dustin Cox

Lamar Jackson has his first game of the season with multiple passing touchdowns as he torches the Colts through the air for three scores, two of which go to Mark Andrews. Ty’Son Williams returns to being the lead back after being inactive last week and rushes for over 100 yards and a touchdown. Marquise “Hollywood” Brown catches yet another deep touchdown.

Defensively, Calais Campbell dominates an injured offensive line for the Colts to the tune of three sacks. Justin Houston has a strip-sack against his former team.