The Baltimore Ravens sit 30 days from their season opener. Here are 30 takes on the upcoming 2020 season.
Believe it or not, as the country tries to handle the pandemic, the NFL has forged on and the Ravens sit roughly 30 days out from kicking off their 2020 season. It will get under way when they welcome the Cleveland Browns to M&T Bank Stadium on September 13.
Though this season will look a whole lot different than seasons past, expectations surrounding the Ravens are soaring ever high. Coming off a 14-2 season, reigning unanimous MVP Lamar Jackson, will be looking to guide the Ravens to their first playoff win since 2014. The Ravens have beefed up their interior run defense and have added several more weapons to an offensive arsenal that already ranked among the league’s best groups.
We are currently living in the hot takes sporting world. Sports talk radio and sports talk television personalities alike have become enamored with providing the hottest of takes to boost ratings and quite frankly to drive people crazy. These takes below will range from fire and brimstone hot takes to arctic tundra cold takes. And some might find themselves in one category now and another entirely at the end of the season.
So without further ado, here are 30 Ravens takes heading into the 2020 NFL season.
1) The Baltimore Ravens are going to win fewer games in 2020 than they won in 2019 and that is completely fine and acceptable. Since 2001, only five times has an NFL team won 13+ games in back-to-back seasons. Patriots (three times), Saints, and Broncos. The Ravens will not join this group this season as they will finish 12-4.
2) Lamar Jackson will not win back-to-back AP MVP awards. Since the award originated in 1957, only Jim Brown, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, and Peyton Manning have won two or more consecutive MVP awards. Jackson will finish in the top five.
3) Jackson is going to break the team record for single season passing yards in a season currently held by Joe Flacco at 4,317. This one would fall in the fire and brimstone territory especially coming from me. Jackson throws for 4350 yards this season.
4) Jackson will rush for less than a 1000 yards this season. Looking to become a more balanced offense, the Ravens are going to lean on their passing game more often. Additionally, J.K. Dobbins joins a talented rushing attack so his touches have to come from someone. Look for Jackson to be the one sacrificing touches on the ground.
5) Jackson is going to rush for a career high 10 touchdowns this season. Jackson had 7 rushing touchdowns last year and he hits double digits this year. However, Jackson throws for less than the 36 passing touchdowns he accumulated last year.