bold Predictions: Ravens At Saints
On Monday Night Football at the Caesars Superdome, the (5-3) Ravens will go to New Orleans to play the (3-5) Saints. After a 10-day vacation following their 27-22 victory in Tampa on Thursday, October 27, the Ravens come into this game with plenty of rest. Due to some significant offensive injuries, the Ravens, who were initially placed as a 3 12 point favourite (over/under at 49), are now only a small, 1 12 point favourite. And now that Roquan Smith has been acquired by the Ravens, the total has dropped to 47.
The Bengals, who have a (4-4) record, are in second place in the AFC North behind the Ravens. The Saints are currently (2-3) and are playing in their sixth home game of 2022. Several interesting points:
Since John Harbaugh’s arrival in Baltimore in 2008, the Ravens have gone (34-16) in primetime games, posting the NFL’s second-best such winning percentage (.680), trailing only Seattle’s.698 mark. This number includes a Monday Night Football record of (11-7) victories. of fourteen. 14 of these MNF contests under Harbaugh have taken place away from home, where the Ravens have a (8-6) record.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Ravens last 5 games.
- The Ravens are (5-2) all-time and (2-0) in New Orleans against the Saints.
- On MNF, Lamar Jackson has thrown 12 touchdown passes and zero interceptions. In these games, he had a 123.0 rating, 1,106 passing yards, 450 running yards, and 2 touchdowns.
When the Ravens return to The Bank on November 20 to host the Carolina Panthers, they will have the chance to finish the regular season with a (6-3) record and maintain first place in The North. They will, however, need to be creative because they won’t be fielding Mark Andrews, Gus Edwards, and Rashod Bateman, three important offensive players. What will happen on Monday night in The Big Easy then?
• Lamar Jackson will continue to offer a free MNF string. While safeguarding the football, he will be a clever game manager and apply constant pressure to the Saints defence with his legs. Lamar will connect with Isaiah Likely once more to throw for 210 yards and a score. He’ll gain another 70 yards on the ground and score.
• The going will be tough for Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill, who will total just 60 yards on 20 carries.
• Patrick Queen and Roquan Smith each have one sack for the Ravens.
Both teams will struggle in the red zone, which will result in a low-scoring game. Mistakes and special teams will determine the outcome of this game. The Ravens have the NFL’s second-best turnover ratio (+6), while the Saints have the worst (-9) in the league. While the Ravens rank 11th in the area of teams with the fewest penalties, the Saints are the third-most penalised team. According to Football Outsiders’ DVOA Ratings, the Ravens are the league’s top special teams unit, while the Saints are ranked 30th. Since Devin Duvernay will become the WR1 on Monday, let’s just hope John Harbaugh chooses to keep Devin Duvernay from receiving the return responsibilities.
Field position and mistakes will decide this game, and Marcus Peters’ fourth-quarter pick will put an end to it and send the Ravens into their bye week with a victory.