Even if the Ravens erupt on Sunday, winning the regular season will not erase the playoffs. However, the rematch at M&T Bank Stadium has high stakes.
Both teams are 6-3 and are struggling to stay in the playoffs. Making this game even more important is the fact that the Ravens and Titans are on their way next week to face the top teams in their divisions – the North African Pittsburgh Steelers and the AFC South Indianapolis Colts, respectively.
Both the Ravens and the Titans have been hit and no team has played their best football lately. Baltimore have lost two of their last three games ̵
Most of the scientists we looked at (34 out of 44) believe that crows will prevail on Sunday. Here’s an example of what scientists say about the game:
The raven attack will go on the road against a suspected defense of Titans.
Pete Prisco from CBS Sports: “The Ravens have offensive problems, but the best thing that needs to be fixed is this defense of Tennessee. The Titans upset the Ravens in the playoffs last year, but this team of the Titans has big problems in defense. … The Ravens win it behind the good offensive show. “
Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk: “The Ravens ‘attack is struggling this season, but the Titans’ defense is also struggling and I expect Lamar Jackson to have one of his better games in Baltimore
Brady Quinn of CBS Sports: “If [the Ravens] looking for a disease-destroying tonic in the passing game and I know that the Marquise Brown and some of the other players are disappointed, well the secondary titans are obviously light because this group has been fighting all year. They failed to put pressure on the opponent’s quarterbacks. I think they will fight to stop the run, especially against Lamar Jackson from the outside. So this is a good place for Baltic crows. They must be able to take advantage of the protection they are fighting. They should be able to run part of this game. “
Just like in last season’s playoff game, the Ravens will not be able to stop Titans RB Derrick Henry.
John Brich of CBS Sports: “The biggest problem for the crows is that they have gotten worse since the game of this game. The attack has regressed and the defense still can’t stop the run, which you may have noticed or may not have noticed if you watched the Ravens play the Patriots on Sunday night. The Ravens are handing over 4.5 yards to carry on the ground this year and I think we can all agree that this is not ideal when you are about to face a man like Derrick Henry. “
Turnover (or lack thereof) can be a key factor.
Aaron Kasinitz on Penn Live: “The Titans have made four low-NFL spins this season and are leading the league with a plus-10 spins. … That’s important for Sunday, as the Titans’ ability to secure the ball can put stress on crows. The Baltimore NFL-long a series of 21 consecutive draws that ended during Sunday’s loss to the Patriots and by regularly generating turnovers and results earlier in the year, the Ravens’ defense eased the pressure on a difficult offense. “
The advantage of crows from special teams can be the difference in the game.
Baltimore Sun Walders: “Kicker Stephen Gostkowski has made just 12 of 20 attempts to score on the field, although he has made six of seven of 50 yards or more. Punter Brett Kern is out with a wrist injury and the Titans have turned to Trevor Daniel, who has injured them with 17-yard yard against Colts The Titans have allowed 106 yards to return more than they produced …. If the game is close, [the Ravens will] take advantage of superb special teams. “
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk: “The Titans better get their special teams to work together. John Harbow, former special team coordinator … if there are any flaws, if there are inconsistencies, if there are holes, it will be used by the crows, whether it’s missed goals on the pitch, blocked shots, bad shots. That’s why they lost to the Colts last Thursday night. “