Cardinals vs. Ravens bold predictions: Buy or sell
Brian M.’s prediction (@briski715): Pat Ricard continues his streak with another TD in week 2. #fatPatTD
I’m not sure if the hashtag is cruel or awesome. If Ricard likes it, I am down with that. Ricard looks like one of the best goal line options for the Ravens. He’s sure handed in the flats and he is a good short yardage runner. Ricard is a beast and it’s good when he gets his. Mark me down as a yes for this one.
Matt’s prediction (@TheGreat_Matsby): Ravens get 5 sacks with 4 players accounting for the sacks
Kyler Murray gets rid of the ball very quickly. I could see two or three sacks. Give me a couple sacks for Pernell McPhee and one for Matt Judon. Five seems a bit rich. If the Ravens get five sacks against Murray, the pass rushing concerns will be completely alleviated. That would be remarkable. Root for this one, don’t expect it.
Kevin Topper’s prediction (@KevinTopper92): Suggs gets no sacks and ravens win 31-10
I already talked about the Suggs part of this prediction so I will just hone in on the predicted score. I like this one. The Ravens should win the game convincingly if they are the powerful team that we think they are. Beating an Arizona team that tied with the Detroit Lions in week 1 is an expectation. The Ravens better meet this expectation without giving the fanbase much to be concerned about.
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Chris Hill’s predictions (@BlackMagic0312): 2 running backs rush for over 100 yards. Lamar Jackson has another 300 game with 3 touchdowns and one on the ground. Defense holds Cardinals to less then 200 yd of total offense, while having a pick(nic) feast getting 4 interceptions One of the picks will come coming Anthony Averett (break out game). Holding them to ZERO points We remain #1 O and D
Verdict: Sell (kind of)
There is a lot to unpack here because Mr. Hill has several really cool predictions. First of all I applaud the elite word play with the whole pick(nic) thing. That I am buying all day. I think the defense has two or three picks, but that’s splitting hairs. Give me the four picks. The part about the defense I am buying.
The part about two 100 yard running backs is possible but hard to predict. Jackson can have another 300 yard performance but he probably won’t do that on a weekly basis. That’s not at all a knock on Jackson. I think he is going to have an MVP type season. I’ll buy that he gives the team a few touchdowns. This is all good stuff, that could happen. It’s a little too perfect for me to believe it will all line up that way, however I like what you’re thinking.