Baltimore Ravens vs. Arizona Cardinals: Game day predictions
The Baltimore Ravens take their week one dominance over the Miami Dolphins and hope to keep it up against the Arizona Cardinals in week two.
Richard Bradshaw prediction:
How about them, Ravens?! Not too shabby for a team everyone overlooked headed into the 2019 regular season. Well, now the Baltimore Ravens have everyone’s attention.
I won’t even acknowledge the haters claiming Baltimore’s 59-10 thrashing of the Miami Dolphins is only because the Dolphins are bad. Instead, I’ll tell you about how damn good that team looked for 60 minutes. I have a feeling this will continue into week two vs. the Arizona Cardinals…
Obviously, a seven possession blowout is unlikely to happen two straight weeks. What is likely, however, is the Ravens offense to stay hot and put up points early and often. The Cardinals defense is good, but it’s very flawed; particularly in a secondary missing future Hall of Fame cornerback Patrick Peterson. I smell an encore for Marquise Brown…
Arizona is also terrible vs. the tight end historically, and it was on display vs. the Detroit Lions in week one. Mark Andrews is also going to feast on this defense. In fact, don’t be surprised if Hayden Hurst gets in on the action, as well. Hell, Nick Boyle could be featured prominently.
Honestly, I’ll take the tight ends this week to dominate the Cardinals defense, while Arizona’s offense experiences more growing pains vs. a stout Baltimore defense. Kyler Murray could find some late-game once again, but it’ll be after a pummeling by the Ravens front-seven. Even without Jimmy Smith, the secondary remains elite. I simply see a rough day for the 22-year old rookie.
Bold prediction: The Ravens will force three turnovers and four sacks defensively, and Hayden Hurst has two receiving touchdowns.
Prediction: Ravens 27 Cardinals 13