Tennessee Titans (9-7) at Baltimore Ravens (14-2)
Saturday, January 11th, 8:15 pm EST
The Ravens are confident coming off the bye week, and why shouldn’t they be. They boast the best rushing offense in football, as well as the top overall offense. They average over two hundred yards per game on the ground. Everyone knows that. What people don’t know is that the acquisition of Marcus Peters is way more important than people are willing to discuss. Since he came on board, that defense has tightened up, and Baltimore hasn’t lost. Sneakily, the defense has become, well, Ravens-like, ending the season in the top five in both yards and points allowed. It’s a major turnaround for a defensive group that allowed a whopping forty points to Cleveland in week four. They haven’t lost since he pulled on the purple jersey.
Let’s be clear. This is the best team in football, and I don’t expect anything close to a stumble here against a Tennessee Titans team that used Derrick Henry to bludgeon New England into submission. With that being said, Mark Ingram has been limited in practice, nursing that sore calf that’s bugged him since before Christmas. I expect he’ll go. But if he doesn’t, Baltimore will face their first real adversity since early this season.
Prediction: Derrick Henry will have another HUGE game for the Titans. Mark Ingram will go against Tennessee but won’t be nearly as effective as the Ravens hope. That being said, the Ravens still win, and it will look relatively easy.
Ravens 31 – Titans 20
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