5 Bold predictions for the Baltimore Ravens battle with Chargers
1. The Ravens will sack Phillip Rivers 5 times:
The Baltimore Ravens pass rush will be a key in this game. In the week 16 game the Ravens sacked Phillip Rivers four times. The Ravens have already proven to be a formidable opponent for the Chargers offensive line. It’s hard to imagine that the Chargers will solve this problem for the wild card battle.
Baltimore has proven that their pass rushers can win one on one match ups with the offensive line of the Chargers. The Chargers may to schematically change the game plan, but the Ravens know they can bully their opponent’s offensive line. The Ravens will one up their performance and come away with five sacks.
2. Lamar Jackson will score all four of the Ravens touchdowns:
Lamar Jackson had his best passing game against the Chargers. This time Jackson won’t surprise the Chargers, but he may be able to build off his performance any way. In the last game the Chargers contained Jackson’s running ability for the most part. The Chargers aren’t going to hold Jackson to 32 rushing yards twice. Jackson will make big plays on the ground and through the air. One way or another, Jackson will end up with four touchdowns.
Jackson was close to having four touchdowns on the ground against the Browns. It seems like the red zone touchdowns will come eventually, and this is the perfect time for them to break through. Jackson and the Ravens will be more aggressive than usual. To win a playoff game the Ravens must let Jackson take off the handcuffs a bit.