Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans: Round-table predictions
Site-expert Richard Bradshaw
The Baltimore Ravens enter this game as heavy favorites to knock off the Tennessee Titans. They are universally viewed as Super Bowl favorites, but they need to take it one week at a time and not overlook anybody. Yes, that absolutely means they must view the Titans as a Super Bowl-worthy team.
Tennessee is built very similarly to past Baltimore Ravens teams. The offense is powered by the NFL’s leading rusher, Derrick Henry, and relies on a mistake-free passing attack with weapons like A.J. Brown. Meanwhile, the defense is gritty and plays above their level of talent to match their opponents.
The 2019 Ravens are a different team than their predecessors, thanks to the revolutionary play of Lamar Jackson. Jackson is electric, there’s no debating that. Coupled with a ground game that was historically good this year and capable weapons at both tight end and receiver, this offense is good enough to outscore anyone. The defense gets to play with a lead consistently, meaning they are well-rested and ready to give their offense more possessions.
What this game will come down to will be how the Titans defense plays. They can play well against good opponents but are the Ravens too much of a juggernaut to slow-down? We’ll certainly find out. A banged-up Mark Ingram could dampen things for Baltimore, but I expect Gus Edwards to have a strong day as a relief runner.
Is Tennessee a threat? Of course, but Baltimore should still take care of business handedly.
Bold prediction: Gus Edwards crosses the century mark, defense nabs five sacks
Score prediction: Ravens 24 Titans 10