How will the 2020 Baltimore Ravens season go? It’s prediction time:
If we’re operating under the assumption that the 2020 NFL season will kick off on time, we have a little more than four months until the Ravens face off against the division foe Cleveland Browns on Sept. 13. There have been no OTAs, mini-camps or training camp, and final rosters are far from being set in stone, but, hey, a lot of us are bored right now, so let’s kill off some time picking the Ravens schedule for next season.
Week 1, Sunday, Sept. 13. Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Brown fans are still celebrating their Week 4 win against the Ravens last season, somehow oblivious to the Week 16 shellacking the Ravens laid down on them, or the fact that the team stumbled to a 6-10 finish. Come to think of it, 6-10 is kind of a banner season for Cleveland fans. So, fair enough. Ravens show off a superior defensive front seven this go-around and the offense does enough to get to 1-0.
Ravens 27 Browns 16
Week 2, Sunday, Sept. 20. At Houston Texans
The Ravens 41-7 trouncing of the Texans last season was one of their best performances of the year, if not the best. The defense kept star quarterback Deshaun Watson under wraps and Lamar Jackson was his remarkable self. The Texans are a decent team, and that game last year got away from them. Plus, this one’s in Houston, so that could play a part. They will definitely make it much closer this season than 41-7.
Ravens 40 Texans 8
Week 3, Monday, Sept. 28. Kansas City Chiefs
The Ravens Flock has been waiting on this one. After two tight losses in a row in Kansas City, Ravens fans have been looking forward to hosting Patrick Mahomes and company at the Bank. The Monday Night Football scheduling should show that much of the rest of the world is looking forward to this one, as well. At the end, the Ravens improved defense will be the difference in this one, and the home cooking will help. These two will play again later in the year.
Ravens 30 Chiefs 23
Week 4, Sunday, Oct. 4. At Washington Redskins
This Redskins defensive front is legitimate. With the addition of Chase Young to a line that already included Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, Matt Ioannidis and Montez Sweat, this physical, penetrating line could cause some headaches to the Ravens’ rushing attack. It’s a good thing they stink on ice everywhere else.
Ravens 33 Redskins 9