In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don't hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong.
The Ravens have spent the past two weeks looking at what went wrong in their 30-point loss to the Houston Texans in Week 7, though to be fair, many of the issues weren't exactly new. Still, the Ravens are 5-2 after their bye week and they have to be pleased with the opponent the schedule makers gave them this Sunday.
The Ravens have won nine straight games against the
So do I think this game will be a cakewalk? Not this time. The Ravens have struggled to find an identity on the road, and until they prove that for four quarters they can resemble the Ravens we see at M&T Bank Stadium, I'm never going to feel good about picking them to win on the road like I did in the newspaper this weekend. And these four predictions sure to go wrong? Needless to say, there isn't too much confidence there either.
1. THE RAVENS SCORE 13-PLUS POINTS IN THE FIRST HALF
It seems like forever since the Ravens offense hit the road and accelerated into halftime, but they actually led the
2. RAY RICE AND BERNARD PIERCE WILL BOTH SCORE TDs
I think you’re going to quickly pick up on a common theme here, and if these predictions are right, I’m sure it will be a relief to the “Can
3. JOSH GORDON WILL BEAT THE RAVENS FOR A BIG GAIN
Rookie wide receiver
4. THE RAVENS WILL PICK UP AT LEAST 20 FIRST DOWNS