3 players who must step up for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens are set to go up against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in one of the most anticipated games on the Week 3 schedule. Both teams are 2-0 and are looking to make a statement to the rest of the AFC with a big win.
At this point in time, the Chiefs are considered to be the favorites to win this matchup. After making it all the way to the AFC Championship Game last season and seeing Mahomes win the NFL MVP award, there are quite a few who think that this will be the year they made it to the Super Bowl.
Baltimore has their hands full this week, but if the following players step up, they may have a chance to get a huge statement win.
3. Mark Ingram, Running Back
If the Ravens want to win, they are going to have to take some pressure off of Lamar Jackson. He has been excellent so far this season, but they cannot expect him to seamlessly do so against a Super Bowl contender.
Mark Ingram was signed in free agency to be the guy that could take that pressure away from the young quarterback. Kansas City isn’t known for their run defense and Ingram should be able to make some plays. If he can, it will open up the passing game for Jackson and company.
2. Earl Thomas, Safety
Next up, the Ravens are going to need the leader of their safety to have a big game. Mahomes has picked apart defenses the last two seasons and Baltimore will need a big play or two to disrupt the Kansas City offense.
Mahomes and the Chiefs thrive on making big plays down the field. That means that defenses need their safeties to make plays on those deep balls. Thomas is still one of the top safeties in the game and it’s time for him to show it once again and make a huge impact for Baltimore.
1. Marquise Brown, Wide Receiver
Finally, the Ravens are going to be relying heavily on rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown. In order to keep up with the Kansas City offense, the Ravens are going to have to put up points in bunches themselves.
Brown is the unquestioned No. 1 wide receiver in Baltimore. If the Ravens want another big game from Jackson, they are going to need one from Brown. This is one of the toughest tests that the team will have this season and Brown can make a statement about himself with a big performance.