What pundits expect in the Ravens-Jaguars week 12 game

Here’s what game experts say:

The Ravens will prevail in a tight game.

The walker of the Baltimore Sun: “The Ravens can’t afford a flat performance against the Jaguars, who handle the ball efficiently and string together first downs when quarterback Trevor Lawrence is on form. with superior defense and more reliable special teams.”

Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report: “Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson doesn’t have prolific playmaking wide receivers to attack the Jacksonville secondary. In the past four weeks, he has thrown for just three touchdowns with one interception. Tight end Mark Andrews poses the only consistent threat; the wideout Devin Duvernay has two catches for eight yards in his last two games.With running back Gus Edwards still recovering from a hamstring injury, Baltimore won’t be able to battle their way to a big win.The Jaguars lose by a field goal in home.

Chris Simms of NBC Sports: “I think [the Jaguars’] the defense gives some problems to the Baltimore attack. I think a lot about the Baltimore defense the way they’re playing right now — that’s okay. Jaguars have good balance. I think the jaguars will stick around in this one.”

Todd Karpovich of Sports Illustrated: “The Ravens have traditionally had a tough time with the Jaguars and this game probably won’t be much different. Jacksonville plays tough and their first seven will give the Ravens a challenge. However, Baltimore has more depth and will outlast Jacksonville on the road.”

Bold prediction: The Ravens won’t take a double-digit lead in a game for the first time this season.

ESPN’s Jamison Hensley: “Baltimore is only the sixth team in NFL history to lead by 10 or more points in each of the first 10 games of a season. But the Jaguars are a more competitive team than their 3-7 record indicates, as they have a -11 point difference lead. Jacksonville’s average margin of defeat is just 6.8 points.”

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CJ Doon of the Baltimore Sun: “The Jaguars are the only team with a losing record to produce a positive point differential this season, outscoring their opponents by 11 points. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is an above-average quarterback with superstar traits and has a solid gun cluster around him Jacksonville’s defense is vulnerable, but he’s not facing the best version of the Ravens’ offense, especially if Lamar Jackson is slammed.

The Ravens offense will be back on track.

Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk: “The Ravens offense was slow and shaky in last week’s ugly win over the Panthers. I think they’re going to right the ship this time.”

Ben Arthur of Fox Sports: “The Ravens win their fifth straight game. The Jaguars have faced dual threat quarterbacks this year, but none of Jackson’s caliber. , but All-Pro tight end Mark Andrews returned from injury last week and put a major boost in Baltimore’s passing attack.Jacksonville has been inconsistent defensively all season.

USA Today’s Safid Deen: “Lamar Jackson was sick while Mark Andrews was injured last week, and the Ravens barely got past the Panthers last week. They will be back to normal, like the playoff team we know they can be, when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars this week.”

James Ogden of Russell Street Report: “A scramble by Lamar is the biggest momentum swinger the Ravens have in their arsenal, and one thing you can see in the movie is that the Jags, even against QBs who are a running threat, can be a little unruly.” with their rush lanes. This bad discipline is increased as the weeks go by as they struggle to pick up sacks and become more desperate to get home. This may be a recipe for disaster against Jackson, and it could be a good time for him to test his decision-making on when to leave the pocket, as well as remind the league that his legs are yet to be accounted for.”

ESPN’s Mike DiRocco: “Lamar Jackson has rushed for over 100 yards 12 times in his career, including twice this season. His career-high is 152 yards against Cincinnati in 2019. Why does that matter? Why did the Jaguars allow Giants quarterback Daniel Jones rushing for 107 yards Earlier this season, the first time a Giants QB rushed for 100 yards since 1946 (according to Elias Sports Bureau).It could be another big day for Jackson on the field, especially as the Jaguars have little pressure from the edge, which should give Jackson plenty of opportunity to get out there and take off.”

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walker: “The Jaguars will present a significant challenge to a Baltimore defense that hasn’t allowed an opponent rushing more than 50 yards since Week 7. Travis Etienne is a dynamic runner who averages 5.5 yards per carry and 72, 5 yards per game. His Pro Football Focus run grade of 90 ranks fourth among all running backs. Lawrence (4.8 yards a carry, three touchdowns) is also a threat if left unguarded. The Ravens stifled a solid Carolina’s running offense and have played with increased speed and ferocity in their two games since the trade for [inside linebacker Roquan] Blacksmith. Hey and [Patrick] Queen combined for 19 tackles against the Panthers, both playing every snap defensively. Defensive end Calais Campbell and defensive forward Justin Madubuike are excellent inside defenders. The Ravens allow only 4.1 yards on a carry, seventh-best in the league.”

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