Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans: 3 predictions
3. Marcus Mariota has a rough day:
One thing the Titans can expect, is a tough day for their offense. The Titans aren’t the only team in this game with a top 5 passing defense. In fact, the Ravens have the fourth best defense in terms of passing yards allowed per game. Mariota has missed some time this season, but it hasn’t been pretty. Mariota had 344 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles but has hovered around 100 passing yards in three previous games. He’s coming off a game against the Buffalo Bills where he was 14-26 for 129 yards and an interception.
The Ravens defense will take away the options in the passing game that Mariota wants to lean on. They will get pressure on him and make good things happen. Here is an interesting stat for you to soak in, this Sunday morning: Joe Flacco has been the leading passer in every game except the loss to the Browns. The Titans are going to have a real hard time if they get behind in this game.
With the Titans passing game, it’s Corey Davis and everybody else. Jimmy Smith is going to shut down Davis. The Ravens athleticism at the linebacker position is going to slow Dion Lewis’s impact on the game as a receiver. The Ravens passing defense is legit and it matches up well against Tennessee. Don’t expect Mariota to have a big day against the Ravens.