Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins: Game day predictions
Ian Schultz’s prediction:
I just can’t see the Dolphins keeping this one close. I would much rather have seen the Ravens take on Josh Rosen in this matchup, but Fitzpatrick doesn’t have the weapons in MIami that he had last year in Tampa Bay when the Bucs shocked the Saints in week one. He is immobile, their offensive line is offensive, and he has no proven difference making talent on the outside.
The Dolphins porous offensive line is going allow the Ravens corners to be able to play press coverage because Fitzy won’t have the time to make any plays down the field. Maybe the Ravens struggle in run defense trying to stop Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage. I am not betting on that either.
Unless Lamar Jackson has his worst game as a pro to date, the Ravens should be able to put this game away at the end of the third quarter. I hate picking blowouts, especially in week one, but this one has all the makings for it; even with the Ravens being on the road. Baltimore wins in a rout and gets to 1-0
Prediction: Ravens 31 Dolphins 14