3 trap games the Ravens should be wary of in 2022

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Ravens’ Trap Game No. 2: Week 13 vs. Denver Broncos

After the Broncos traded for Russell Wilson, Denver could hardly be called a bottom-feeder or an underdog, but this game is still the Ravens’ to lose.

By virtue of their last-place AFC North finish, the Ravens get to play the Broncos instead of the Chargers, and that’s a win in our eyes.

Whereas Los Angeles boasts a humming offensive unit, Denver may still have creases to iron out to ensure Wilson’s immediate success. The Broncos have talented players at every position, including a wide receiver corps that blows the Ravens out of the water, but time will tell if Wilson can generate consistent rhythm on his new team.

Both teams could employ a dominant rushing offense and this game could very well be won on the ground, especially after what happened last season.

In 2021, the Ravens easily defeated the Broncos 23-7 in a game that saw them record 102 total rushing yards, marking their 43rd consecutive 100-yard rushing game that ties the all-time NFL rushing record.

Former Broncos head coach Vic Fangio wasn’t happy about that, and recently John Harbaugh made a joke at Fangio’s expense. It’s a shame Fangio and Harbaugh won’t get to butt heads this time around, but don’t expect new head coach Nathaniel Hackett to take this game lightly.