Browns vs. Ravens bold predictions: Buy or sell
The Baltimore Ravens are getting ready to host the Cleveland Browns. Ravens fans have sent me their bold predictions via Twitter. Here I share these predictions along with my analysis of each one:
Brian M.’s prediction (@briski715): Justice Hill scores a special teams touchdown and Earl Thomas gets a pick six.
I think the chances that you get a returned kick for a touchdown in the NFL (without a flag) are very low. That said, I think Hill is due for a big play. All offseason long I talked about how Hill was a player who just needed to get the ball in the open field because he could go all the way on any touch. The Ravens kick return team just has to give him a little opening and he can make the Browns pay.
If the Ravens secondary is going to fix their problems, they have got to get it going now. Earl Thomas was brought in to be the new leader of a stacked secondary. The secondary has taken a hit but he still has to be the leader. This is a get right game for Thomas. Baker Mayfield has thrown five interceptions this season. The Ravens are going to get pressure on an offensive line that isn’t very good. I very much buy an interception from Thomas in this game.
Tarik Kaintuck’s prediction (@amandlabear) : Ravens win 40-3. Jackson throws for 300 yards and Mark Ingram rushes for over 150 yards. Earl Thomas gets 2 INT’s and OBJ gets ejected.
Well this seems too good to be true. If this prediction comes true, the Ravens Flock would be delighted. Life just isn’t that perfect. The Ravens have a divisional opponent that is desperate. This game isn’t going to be easy. Secondly I don’t have enough faith in this defense to go along with holding the Browns to a field goal. The Ravens gave up an awful amount of yards in back to back weeks. If the Dolphins can get 10 on this defense, the Browns can at least get 13. If your prediction happens exactly like that, you deserve a drink on me. That would be something special.
Colin Monahan’s prediction (@c_mo52): Lamar Jackson throws three touchdowns to three different players and runs 1 in.
If John Harbaugh goes for the extra point like he should, that’s 28 points on the scoreboard from Jackson. The Ravens got 28 points last week but Ingram II got three of those touchdowns. They got 23 points against the Cardinals and Jackson put up 14 of those points with passes. If he has another game like he did against the Dolphins this is possible. Reasonable expectations though mean he scores two or three touchdowns and the Ravens score 20-28 points. Your prediction can happen but I wouldn’t bet on it.
- Marquise Brown has a 50 yard reception
- Earl Thomas has a pick
- Lamar Jackson throws his first interception
I think the Browns are susceptible to getting beat deep and Marquise Brown is the player who is best equipped to do it. I like this prediction a lot. Thomas having a pick is a popular call this week, you know I am on board. Jackson has to throw his first 2019 interception at some point. This is a tough game. I could see Jackson getting picked off and having some struggles. I think Jackson has a big day, not a flawless one. This is solid predicting.
Mister Clark’s prediction (@Mr.Clark410): Ravens win 27-24 on a Justin Tucker field goal.
I don’t see a blowout happening for the Ravens. I think they take care of business yet the defense hasn’t been good enough to expect complete dominance. 27-24 gets you a ticket to reasonable station for sure. That is also in line with what the Ravens have done against teams not named the Dolphins. I see the Ravens scraping a win out here, by a very dramatic margin.
Glenn Smith’s prediction (@GlennSmith34): No Denzel Ward will be the difference in the game.
I’m sure Lamar Jackson and Marquise Brown won’t miss the best defensive back the Browns have. His injury could give the Ravens an edge; you’re on a good train of thought. I think Ward being out of the game will account for two or three receptions down the field, that could have otherwise been prevented. The Browns secondary isn’t horrible but without Ward it is certainly less threatening. If his prognosis for the game doesn’t change, Baltimore could be seeing the Browns at the right time.