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Ravens at Broncos: Bold predictions

Beatdown staff offer their predictions

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The Ravens will remain on the road this week after staving off the Lions in Week 3. Baltimore now heads to Denver to face the undefeated Broncos.

The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives you some of their bold predictions for Sunday’s game.


Vasilis Lericos

The Ravens will impose their will on the undefeated Broncos in Week 4. Patrick Mekari, Eric Tomlinson, and Greg Roman combine to blank Von Miller through a combination of double-team blocks and read-option schematics. Ty’Son Williams eclipses 100 all-purpose yards and Lamar Jackson continues to showcase his MVP ability with splash plays throughout. On the other side of the ball, Baltimore’s lockdown corners blanket Denver’s receivers, while Odafe Oweh and Justin Houston harass Teddy Bridgewater into three turnovers, including a first-half strip-6 and a pair of second-half picks. After three straight down-to-the-wire games, Lamar’s Ravens cruise to a comfortable road win. Ravens 34, Broncos 13.

Joshua Reed

The Broncos will get their first real test of the season after playing a cupcake schedule thus far and will fail with flying colors as the Ravens hand them their first loss. On offense, Lamar Jackson’s back won’t be an issue as he continues to show improved prowess as a passer — something that no one seems to want to highlight as much as him missing practice with general soreness. Marquise “Hollywood” Brown will have a nice bounce-back performance after having some crucial drops last week by catching two touchdowns this week. On defense, Odafe Oweh will have another big day and both Justins (Houston and Madubuike) will have triumphantly disruptive returns after having to sit out on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week. The secondary will play lights out and intercept Teddy Bridgewater twice. The Ravens will win by two or more touchdowns.

Frank Platko

Patrick Ricard plays an underrated, starring role against the Broncos. Ricard’s chip blocking comes in handy to neutralize Von Miller and Denver’s pass rush, while he helps paves the way for the Ravens to rush for nearly 200+ yards. To cap it off, “Project Pat” catches a key touchdown pass in the red zone and first-down conversion in the second half to give the Ravens a comfortable victory.

Dustin Cox

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown rebounds in a big way following last week’s performance as he catches two touchdowns and goes for over 100 yards receiving — giving rookie first-round cornerback Patrick Surtain his first real “welcome to the NFL” moment in the process.

Defensively, the Ravens shut down the Broncos’ passing attack and force two turnovers against Teddy Bridgewater. Baltimore wins by two scores.

Kyle Barber

The Ravens get out of Denver in a blowout victory. The Broncos' schedule has been rather easy to this point, facing the New York Giants, New York Jets, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who combine for a record of 0-10. The Broncos took care of business against the Jets, shutting them out 26-0, but I think they aren’t this powerful undefeated squad. I think the Ravens come in and tear up the field with a strong offensive gameplan from offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Lamar throws three touchdowns, connecting with wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Marquise Brown, along with tight end Mark Andrews. On defense, the Ravens force quarterback Teddy Bridgewater into two turnovers, with one being a strip-sack from rookie pass rusher Odafe Oweh. The Ravens win by at least 10.