The Baltimore Ravens have a huge game against the 5-2 Seattle Seahawks with a chance to move themselves to 7-2 on the season. The Ravens definitely have reasons to feel confident, but there is a reason that the bye week is the only thing to separate the Seahawks and the Ravens in the standings. What could give the Seahawks an edge on Sunday?
4. Can the Seattle Seahawks shut down the Baltimore Ravens rushing attack?
The Seattle Seahawks' run defense was an issue last season, so they did something about it. The big signings were Jarran Reed, DreMont Jones, and Bobby Wagner, and they combined to turn this run defense around. The Seahawks also just added Leonard Williams to make this an extremely beefed up front.
The Baltimore Ravens come into the game with one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL, but their weakness is certainly along the interior. Both guards, John Simpson and Kevin Zeitler are coming off the best games of their season. However, that is because they have both been playing poorly all year long, and it did not take much to play better. Also, they played the Cardinals, who have an awful interior front.
The Ravens are not going to get the same push up-front. The Ravens have not seen a rusher like Lamar Jackson, and that may be the difference. Still, the Seahawks are using Jamal Adams in the box much more, and he can spy on Jackson, plus Bobby Wagner and Jordyn Brooks are strong downhill. This is the first defense that has the personnel to match the Baltimore Ravens, and they can expose the guards up front.