The Baltimore Ravens are going to have a tough battle with the Houston Texans. These three predictions are why I think the Ravens get their sixth straight win:
1. Lamar Jackson will have more passing yards than Deshaun Watson:
Let’s take a look at what the Baltimore Ravens defense has in store for Deshaun Watson. The Ravens held Russell Wilson to 241 passing yards and picked him off for a score. The Ravens held Tom Brady to 285 yards in a game where he threw the ball 46 times. In the Ravens first battle with the Bengals, Andy Dalton had 235 yards and was intercepted by Marlon Humphrey. The Ravens defense will have their best performance against Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans.
Watson is an MVP candidate but he has had some low totals this season. The Panthers held him to 160 passing yards. In his first bout with the Jacksonville Jaguars he had 159 yards. There is clearly a way to introduce the Texans to a speed bump and Don Martindale is one of the best defensive coordinators in football. Marlon Humphrey can severely limit DeAndre Hopkins. Marcus Peters and Earl Thomas are going to provide a challenge for the Texans passing attack as well. With a good game plan, the Ravens can limit Watson the way they limited Wilson.
Jackson just had a great game as a passer. His lowest passing totals of the year are connected to the games Marquise Brown missed due to injury. With Brown on the field, Jackson is a much more dangerous passer because Brown has a difference making skill-set. Jackson just had 223 yards and three touchdowns. He may be finding his stride as a passer again, like he did in the first two games of the season. Jackson will have his best game in the NFL. Put him down for 275 yards through the air and 60 on the ground. He will have more passing yards than Watson in this showcase of MVP candidates.