As the weekend approaches, it’s time for some bold Baltimore Ravens Week 7 predictions. The Ravens will welcome the Cleveland Browns to M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.
Baltimore is recovering from a difficult 2022 start. The squad had championship aspirations going into the season, but they are now 3-3. Last week’s agonising 24-20 loss to the unexpected New York Giants was suffered by the Ravens. With roughly six minutes left in the game, Baltimore had a 10-point lead, but the Giants rallied and improved to 5-1.
Fortunately for Baltimore supporters, the Browns are also having a rough patch. Cleveland is now 2-4 on the season after dropping its last three games. They are currently ranked third in the AFC North.
Sunday’s game could be intriguing since two teams are trying to alter the direction of their seasons. In light of everything mentioned above, here are three audacious predictions for the Ravens’ Week 7 matchup with the Browns.
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3. Lamar Jackson finds Mark Andrews for 100+ yards, two touchdowns
Even if the season hasn’t exactly started off well, Baltimore still has some positive aspects. One of them is Mark Andrews’ excellent performance for the offensive unit.
The tight end has caught 39 of his 57 targets for 455 yards and a completion percentage of 68.4% in six games. Just behind Travis Kelce of Kansas City, who had seven, he had the second-highest total in the league with five touchdowns. Andrews is expected to be selected to his third Pro Bowl in the previous four years.
His relationship with Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has contributed to his early success this year. With a completion percentage of 61.9%, the quarterback has thrown for 1,277 yards, 13 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Jackson is known for his run game, but his touchdown rate is third in the NFL.
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Twice in 2022, Andrews and Jackson have a connection of at least 100 yards. The tight end has also scored in four of their six games, with his personal best coming in Week 3 against the New England Patriots when he scored two touchdowns.
The tandem will once again cross the 100-yard threshold, according to the audacious forecast. Jackson should also connect with Andrews twice in the end zone.
2. Ravens intercept Jacoby Brissett twice
Even if the Jackson-Andrews combination is outstanding, Baltimore’s defence must rise to the occasion. The team is experiencing some good moments this season despite their 3-3 record.
For instance, with eight choices, the Ravens are tied for third place in the NFL. Moreover, with 15 sacks this year, they are ranked 12th. However, it has not been sufficient to stop the losses.
Baltimore’s greatest chance to recover may be in Sunday’s game against the Browns. Jacoby Brissett has been Cleveland’s backup quarterback for the duration of the campaign. When the league suspended Deshaun Watson for 11 games, the veteran was named the starter. After joining the Indianapolis Colts in 2019, Brissett’s first season as a full-time starter is this one.
He presently has 1,326 yards and six touchdowns on a 60.2% completion rate, but he also has five interceptions.
Due to Brissett and the Browns’ recent performance, Baltimore could repeatedly pressure him and result in turnovers. Given everything, it wouldn’t be shocking if the Ravens picked off Brissett twice on Sunday.
1. Baltimore opens a double-digit lead and keeps it
The Ravens had a good chance of going unbeaten despite their current 3-3 record. Baltimore had a double-digit lead in each of its six games this season at some point, including numerous times in the fourth quarter.
The club had a 21-point lead over the Miami Dolphins going into the fourth quarter, but ultimately lost by four points. The Ravens led by 17 points until the final seconds of the first half of their Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills. Baltimore then scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s game at New York to increase their lead to ten points.
The amount of teams in NFL history to hold a double-digit lead in each of its first 6 games: 39
The amount of those 39 teams to not have a winning record: 1*
*2022 Baltimore Ravens
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Baltimore has struggled to win several games. The defence is unable to thwart comebacks in crucial moments as the offence abruptly turns ineffective. If that weren’t the case, the Ravens could be in a better spot right now. Jackson and head coach John Harbaugh are under a lot of heat as a result of the way things are going, which is something supporters did not expect this early in the season.
However, Baltimore should avoid their 2022 curse when playing the Browns. Once more, the team will start with a double-digit advantage, but this time, it will last the whole of the day. The bold prediction is that the Ravens will beat Cleveland easily and get back on track for a strong regular season thanks to Jackson-Andrews and the forced turnovers.
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