It’s time to do predictions for the Baltimore Ravens battle against the Tennessee Titans:
1. Lamar Jackson will steal the show:
Lamar Jackson has shown a lot of growth for the Baltimore Ravens this season. If we’re being honest, the playoff started for the purple and black a month ago. In a game the Ravens absolutely had to have, Jackson saved the day against the Browns. What is different about this matchup? Why would anyone expect anything less than Jackson shining the way he normally does.
Putting the overdone and overused narrative about Jackson in the playoffs aside, I think he’ll have a fantastic performance. I see this much like the Browns game was without the odd locker-room disappearance. The stakes were high in Cleveland, he dealt with an unprecedented situation and he still stepped up and was the Baltimore MVP.
Jackson will have to make things happen with his legs and be himself to win this game. He’s going to pick up 100 yards on the ground and score two touchdowns with his legs. I also see him throwing for two touchdowns and making the throws he needs to win the game.
I see Jackson finishing this game with 220 yards in the air, no interceptions, and four total touchdowns. This is a huge opportunity for Jackson. All he has to do is win one playoff game and play well. If he does that, he shuts down the biggest point his critics have in their pocket. This will be a great day for the people who always got how special the Louisville product is.
Remember, last year in the playoffs Jackson had some ups and downs. It wasn’t all downs. Jackson had 365 yards passing and 143 yards on the ground. A couple of fourth downs going differently could have rewritten the moment. Jackson can produce in the playoffs and he will be very productive on Sunday.