Ravens @ Chiefs Predictions


September 16, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) gets ready to throw the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during third quarter action at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-US PRESSWIRE

The Ravens are looking to go 4-1 in Kansas City today, Experts have almost unanimously picked the Ravens to emerge victorious. Here is what I expect from the game.

-Flacco had his best playoff game to that point in his career against the Chiefs two seasons ago, today he will easily best those numbers (265 yards 2 TDs) en route to over 325 yards and 3 TDs.

-Torrey Smith continues his two week tear and goes off for over 100 yards and at least one score.

-Ray Rice doesn’t cross the goal line more than once, but he has over 100 yards on the day rushing to go with 50+ receiving.

-Jacoby Jones scores a TD, a long one. I have been waiting patiently for Jones to be used to his full potential and I think this is the week. The Chiefs will probably put Javier Arenas or Stanford Route on Jones on most plays, he should be open quite a bit. I think he gets a 50+ yard score.

-offense maintains their 424 yards per game average. I expect the Ravens to have between 400-475 yard today.

-Jamaal Charles is held to just 75 yards, but scores twice. The Ravens have had some issues with running backs near the goal line, It wouldn’t surprise me if they allow Charles to score multiple times.

– Matt Cassel Throws 2 INTs. Reed gets one on a lazy deep pass and a Ravens LB gets the other. Cassel has had major issues reading zone blitzing schemes and 5 of his 7INTs have been in the middle of the field where Ray Lewis, Dannell Elerbe and Jameel McClain will spend all game playing.

-Ravens win by 17. I expect the Chiefs to score between 14 and 21 points and I expect mid 30s for the Ravens, I am going to call it 34-17.