Ravens battle the Bengals: 3 things we want to see
The Baltimore Ravens are set to battle the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday. Here are three things the Ravens Flock should want to see go down in M&T Bank Stadium this weekend:
1. A bounce back game for Lamar Jackson:
The Baltimore Ravens need Lamar Jackson to play at a level that lines up with the first two games of the season. Jackson has taken a bit of a step back in recent weeks. Jackson had just 161 yards against the Steelers and his three interceptions proved very costly to the offense. Jackson has to play better in this game. The Bengals are 0-5 and the Ravens are at home. This should be a convincing win and Jackson should have a big day. More struggles from Jackson would be a very nervous sight for Baltimore.
Jackson’s accuracy was spot on against the Dolphins. Against the Cardinals, he made one of the most clutch throws in Ravens history, finding Marquise Brown for a big first down. Jackson has shown that he is capable of having a great performance as a passer. While he only has one game (against Kansas City) where his completion percentage dipped below 60 percent, his passing has gone downhill three weeks in a row. This has to be a get right game for Jackson. Look for Jackson to get back around the 300 yard passing mark without any turnovers. That’s the expectation to have for him in this game.
Going into the season there were doubts that Jackson could become a great quarterback in the NFL. He’s shown that he has the chops for greatness. He’s shown that he is capable of a big day as a passer and a runner. He has to get back to where he was in the first two weeks of the season. It’s one thing to be capable, it’s another thing to deliver. Jackson must show the goods on Sunday. He must have a bounce back game that calms the nerves of the Baltimore fanbase.