Ravens vs. Rams: Picks and predictions from Ebony Bird

Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens are on Monday Night Football. Here is how the Ebony Bird staff thinks this game is going to go:

Site Expert, Chris Schisler

The Baltimore Ravens are going to win this game. It’s a tough one, but the Ravens have proven they can beat anybody. The Ravens are favored on the road because they are the better team. The Rams are 6-4 and looking to get into the playoffs as a wild card. The Rams have a lot of answers to find and they don’t have a ton of time to figure everything out. The San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks are in their division so the NFC West isn’t their path towards the playoffs. This season has been an up and down struggle for the Rams. The Ravens have beaten better teams (The Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots). The Rams and Houston Texans are probably equals. The point is that the Rams aren’t an unstoppable force and that’s what the Ravens just might be.

Give me the Ravens 30-10. I will believe that this offense can be stopped the second it actually happens. The Ravens have been the most efficient team on offense this season. If they can drop 40 on the Texans at home they will drop 30 in the LA Memorial Coliseum. This prediction isn’t about the offense though.

This prediction is about the defense. I think the Ravens defense will make life brutal for the Rams up front. I think the run defense does it’s thing. I think Jared Goff will have a couple of interceptions and he’ll get acquainted with the ground a few times. The Ravens defense has been playing fantastic football. When Goff looks bad the Rams look bad. I’m putting these two things together and calling for a big win for Baltimore. It’s not drinking the purple Kool-Aid to predict that a Ravens team that has crushed almost every team they’ve played is going to crush the Rams. It’s a logical prediction, hopefully the Ravens back up my confidence in them.