5 guaranteed wins on Baltimore Ravens 2023 schedule
By Ryan Heckman
Baltimore Ravens guaranteed win Number 2: Week 8 @ Arizona Cardinals
This one is somewhat of a “gimme” for the Ravens, whose only real worry is containing Kyler Murray. Arizona is going to be without DeAndre Hopkins, eventually, and Murray won’t have much of an arsenal of weapons to work with once that happens. Of course, this is a revenge game for Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, but that’s one of the only major storylines here.
The last time these two teams got together was back in 2019, when Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray combined for over 700 yards of offense. Murray threw for 349 yards, while Jackson passed for 272 and ran for 120.
Arizona is a team that’s entered a full-on rebuild around Murray, and the Ravens are in the opposite boat. The Cardinals could be a team that compete for the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, which would make things highly interesting for a team that would be in position to draft Caleb Williams, despite Murray having been extended already.
In this one, the Ravens walk away after having stomped the Cardinals by a score of 41-13, with the defense giving Murray fits all afternoon and Roquan Smith having a huge game, defensively.