1. Will the Baltimore Ravens run defense get their first real test?
The Baltimore Ravens run defense has been elite this year. Still, there have been some exceptions in the schedule as well, and you can argue that Seattle will be the biggest test that the team will see on the ground. With both Kenneth Walker and Zach Charbonnet rolling, Seattle has a great ground game. They currently rank 6th in expected points added per play.
The Ravens have faced the Colts, Browns, Bengals, Texans, and Steelers, who all rank below 16th in EPA/play on the ground. The Colts actually had success in Baltimore, too. They faced Arizona, who ranks 11th in EPA/play, but they are not the same without James Conner. They faced the Lions without David Montgomery as well.
The only top-15 run offense they faced was the Titans, who rank 12th. Derrick Henry had 12 rushes for 97 yards, arguably his best game of the season. So, the Ravens are good at beating up on bad rushing attacks. Can they beat a Seattle attack that will actually be fully loaded and is starting to get healthy? They just got their center Evan Brown back, Damien Lewis has been healthy for a few weeks, and they may get Phil Haynes back this week. This is the healthiest Seattle has been as they head to Baltimore. It will be a real test.