Baltimore Ravens: 3 keys to a victory over Kansas City Chiefs
Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs doesn’t get any bigger than this. Here are 3 keys to victory:
1. Bend but don’t break:
The Baltimore Ravens aren’t going to go into Kansas City and make their elite offense look puny. They are going to give up some yards and the Chiefs are going to make some plays. Patrick Mahomes was the 2018 NFL MVP for a reason and he could be on his way to getting that honor again this year. The Cardinals just put up almost 350 passing yards with a rookie quarterback, in Baltimore. This game isn’t going to be easy and the Ravens dominating the game isn’t on the menu, even if a win is.
The key is to limit big plays and keep the Chiefs out of the end zone more often than not. If the Ravens get beat by field goals the loss would be on the offense. The Ravens have to slow down the Chiefs and stop them in the critical moments of the game. This game will not be decided in between the 20 yard lines. This game will be decided by what happens in the red zone.
The Ravens defense is going to bend a bit. It is inevitable that the Chiefs offense will give their crowd a thing or two to be excited about. The defense has to get key stops. When they have Mahomes backed up in the Chiefs’ territory, they have to force a punt. When the Chiefs are in the red zone, they have to force a field goal. The defense doesn’t have to be dominant to win this game. They have to keep the score under 30 points to have a chance. The Ravens may have the number one offense going into this game but a barn burner favors the Chiefs. The defense can bend, it just can’t break.