Week 15: vs. Chiefs
Aug 28, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs the ball during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN: Ravens 24, Chiefs 20 (9-5)
Ebony Bird: Ravens 26, Chiefs 20 (9-5)
Jamaal Charles is the key to the Chiefs offense, and the Ravens make their money shutting down opposing running backs. Charles has averaged 4.2 yards per carry against the Ravens, with 0 touchdowns.
Week 16: vs. Steelers
Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw (91) and Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) in the fourth quarter in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. The Ravens won 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN: Ravens 35, Steelers 27 (10-5)
Ebony Bird: Ravens 20, Steelers 17 (10-5)
The second go round should be much easier for the Ravens against their bitter rivals. The Ravens haven’t lost to Ben Roethlisberger at home since 2010, instead pummeling him with hit after hit. This one should be fun to watch.
Week 17: @ Bengals
Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN: Ravens 20, Bengals 14 (11-5)
Ebony Bird: Bengals 27, Ravens 17 (10-6)
The Ravens have never played well in Cincinnati, a place where Joe Flacco has had some of the worst games of his career. ESPN seems to think the Bengals will regress this year, meaning that this game will be more important for the Ravens to win than the Bengals. We can only wait and see who’s right.
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