Baltimore Ravens Flock bold predictions: Buy or sell
For this project, I asked Ravens fans to submit their bold predictions via Twitter. For each of their predictions I will either write an opinion whether I’m buying it or selling.
Prediction 1: Lamar Jackson has 1,000 yards rushing and 2,700 yards passing to go along with 25 touchdowns. (@hickeym6)
My Opinion: Buy (with conditions)
I think Jackson will have more than 2,700 yards passing and 25 total touchdowns seems very possible. Lamar Jackson is the Ravens best play-maker and he touches the ball on every play. 25 passing touchdowns would be hard to see. The most Joe Flacco ever had as a Raven was 27. However 17-20 passing touchdowns with five on the ground seems about right.
If I had to predict his stat line it would be the following: 3,300 passing yards, 1,000 rushing yards with 25 total touchdowns. The Ravens will be a run based offense but Jackson will be required more than 2,700 passing yards if the Ravens want to get where they should be. With the conditions that the touchdowns are both passing and rushing combined and that buying this means he can go over the 2,700 yard mark as a passer, I’m buying this.
- @Team_Ramey predicted 3,500 passing yards and 1,000 yards rushing for Lamar Jackson. The above answer covers the first two predictions.
Predictions 3: The Ravens will win 11 games, win the division and have a first round bye in the playoffs (Connor Brooks @Connor_Brooks14)
I think everything Connor put out there is in the realm of possibility. The Ravens are the best team in the division in my opinion. Cleveland still has to prove themselves. They have the talent but don’t have the track record. Pittsburgh won’t be bad, but they might take a step back. Cincinnati could have a decent season and still finish last in this division. Because I am such a believer in Lamar Jackson as well as Don Martindale’s defense I buy that the Ravens will win the AFC North.
I would probably go with a 10-6 mark to win the division because the road is tough for all four teams. I would also question whether 11 wins would give the Ravens a first round bye in the playoffs. That’s splitting hairs though. I’m buying the spirit of this prediction and I’m doing it quite confidently.