Baltimore Ravens: 5 predictions for the season opener
The Baltimore Ravens open the season with a battle with the Buffalo Bills. How is this one going to go? Here are five predictions for the contest:
1. The Ravens defense puts on a show:
Nathan Peterman isn’t exactly the scariest opposing quarterback. The Ravens defense is considered to be one of the scariest units in the league. The Ravens defense should have the advantage upfront, with the Bills offensive line being a concern for Buffalo. If the Ravens can cover Kelvin Benjamin and Charles Clay, the Bills will have a problem finding other play-makers. All signs point to defensive dominance.
If Don Martindale could have picked an opponent for his debut, the Bills may have been on his shortlist. Martindale was promoted from within. He doesn’t have to reinvent the defense, he just has to fix it. Baltimore had problems last year, just ask the Cincinnati Bengals. Martindale can take a top 10 defense to the next level. Martindale is an aggressive defensive coordinator. He’s not the kind of play-caller that will take Peterman lightly.
The Ravens are going to own the line of scrimmage. They are going to put a lock on the Bills best players and stop LeSean McCoy on the ground. The Ravens defense will force multiple turnovers and will give the team a great chance at starting 1-0.