Baltimore Ravens Q&A: Getting ready for the season opener
With the month of September all but here, it’s time for a season opening edition of our Ravens Q&A.
@TheGreat_Matsby asks: Who do you think gets the first TD of the year and who do you think causes the first turnover (speaking this into week 1 existence)?
Answer: The first touchdown has to have something to do with Lamar Jackson right? It’s a good bet as he scored 36 passing touchdowns last year and ran into the end zone seven times. There’s so many ways that Jackson could score. The chances just really seem to be stacked in Jackson’s favor here.
Give me a deep pass to Marquise Brown to get the Ravens started on the scoreboard two years in a row. Brown got off to a fast start last season with 147 yards and two touchdowns on just four catches. I’m looking for that to be a season opener habit for Brown. That sounds like something I’d like to speak into existence. It also sounds likely. Marquise Brown is by far Jackson’s favorite receiver and he can so easily take the top off of the defense.
The safest bet for the first turnover is Marcus Peters. You do have to remember that he’s one of the best at picking off the football and Baker Mayfield has an interception problem. Mayfield has thrown 35 interceptions in two seasons which is a fun sentence for a Ravens blogger to write. I’m going to go a different way here though. I think the first turnover will be an interception but Calais Campbell tipping a pass will be the reason. Mayfield is a shorter quarterback and Campbell may just have the longest wingspan of any defensive end in football. This could be a problem for the Cleveland Browns and it would be a great way to start Campbell’s time with the Ravens.