The Ravens (6-2) and the Seattle Seahawks (5-2) are set to face off in Week 9 of the 2023 NFL season at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, Nov. 5.
Both teams have lost just 2 games this season and lead their respective divisions. As for the Ravens, they will look to extend their winning streak to four games this Sunday. The Seahawks will look to stretch their winning streak to three after last weekend's last-second win against the Browns.
Here are 3 bold predictions for the game!
We see our first Jackson 5 of the season
Lamar Jackson is in the midst of a fantastic season and is right in the thick of the MVP conversations. And his best performances this season have come against the best opponents that the Ravens faced. Outside of the Steelers game (which you can certainly argue wasn't his fault), Jackson has been dominant against winning teams.
Lamar's best games this season have come against the Bengals, Browns, and Lions, all solid teams with strong defenses. But Lamar seemed to have zero problem taking care of these opponents.
In Week 2 of the season, the Ravens had a big matchup against their division rival in Cincinnati. He went on to throw for 2 touchdowns and had 291 total yards while recording a passer rating of 112.8. The Ravens won that game 27-24.
In the Ravens Week 4 matchup with the Browns, who came into the game with the best defense in football, Jackson recorded 4 total touchdowns. He ran two in on the ground and had two through the air, leading to an unbelievable 142.5 passer rating and a 28-3 victory.
Finally, just a couple of weeks ago, Jackson torched a red-hot Detroit Lions team. He recorded 393 total yards and 4 total touchdowns in their 38-6 victory.
You can see the trend here. Lamar Jackson and the Ravens step up when they play against good competition.
I expect no different this Sunday when the Seahawks walk into M&T Bank Stadium. I think Jackson will have a huge day and record 5 touchdowns.