Baltimore Ravens Wild Card vs. Titans: 3 predictions and a score
3. The Ravens hold Henry to 95 yards:
The biggest question of this week’s Q&A was basically how will the Ravens deal with Henry. I keep telling you the same thing. The Ravens need to hold Henry to around 100 yards to be in the most realistic comfort zone. It’s possible.
The Ravens’ offense is going to be the biggest reason for Henry’s under 100-yard performance. Jackson is going to put points on the board, making it more of a passing day for Ryan Tannehill. I think this plays out like the last game. The Ravens are going to build a lead and make the Titans have to play catchup. The only difference is that this time Baltimore has the resolve to finish in the fourth quarter.
One thing I think about this game is that many people underestimated the impact of Calais Campbell‘s injury. When he’s good to play at a high level, the Ravens are a different team defensively. I think this game is Campbell’s reckoning. He has a chance to go win a Super Bowl and he’s going to do everything in his power to go get it. That makes a huge impact on the Ravens’ run defense.
I think the Ravens will have to finish this game and the Titans aren’t going to make it easy. The Titans are a good team and this will be much like the Browns game, a game hard on the heart one way or another. Give me the Ravens 35-31. I think they will get a lead and withstand a very scary comeback attempt from the Titans.
This will be a game that we remember for a very long time. I truly believe that both teams will play their best football and we are in for a treat of a game. The Ravens are the more complete team. I have stood with the idea that if the Ravens play their best football, they will win. I am sticking to that conviction.