3 bold predictions for Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

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2. Baltimore Ravens hold Joe Mixon under 50 yards rushing

Joe Mixon did not play well in the 2023 opening game. He had 13 for 56 yards and a 31% success rate. His career success rate is 47.3%, so, needless to say, he was not moving the ball forward the way you would want. He may be in for another long day against the Baltimore Ravens' defensive front.

First, Mixon looks like he is losing a step. He was not as strong last year, and it has seeped into the start of a new year. Meanwhile, now he gets to face a Ravens group that just shut down Dameon Pierce for 11 carries and just 38 yards.

So, the Ravens held one runner 50 yards, and Mixon only had 56 yards in his first game. Can they slow him down in the same manner and keep him under 50 yards? The Bengals' weakest part of their offense is their interior offensive line. Meanwhile, the one unit on the Ravens that is not banged up is their interior defensive line. They have Michael Pierce and Travis Jones, who specialize in run defense.

They also have Justin Madubuike and Broderick Washington, who should dominate against Alex Cappa and Cordell Volson. If this is the case, the Bengals will finish with less than 50 rushing yards.