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4 reasons the Baltimore Ravens will defeat the Rams in Week 12

The Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Rams face off on Monday night and this is another chance for the Ravens to prove they are one of the best in football. Even though the Rams aren’t playing as well as they are last year, this game will have all eyes on it and a dominating win would be impressive. There are still some who doubt what the Ravens can do this year, but those people are wrong.

The Ravens are going to win this game, let’s look at four reasons why.

4. Jared Goff

Jared Goff being the starting quarterback for the Rams is a big advantage for the Ravens. He has been really up and down this year and there is no reason to believe that he can turn it around in this game. Over his last three games, he has thrown only two touchdowns, and when a big throw needs to be made, he is not someone that can be trusted.

3. Marcus Peters

Marcus Peters hasn’t gotten a ton of attention since the Rams traded him to the Ravens but that is probably a good thing. Quietly with the Ravens he is looking like one of the best cornerbacks in football again, and he has been a key asset to the Ravens defense.

One of the big differences with the Ravens is Peters is being allowed to play to his strengths. Peters does better in a zone scheme and when put man-to-man is usually when he struggles.

Peters is playing a lot of zone coverage and everyone on the Ravens has to be happy with the results.

2. Coaching advantage

Last year all the talk surrounding Sean McVay was about how he was one of the brightest offensive coaches in all of the league. That might still be true but the one thing he hasn’t done a good job of this year is making adjustments. There haven’t been many games where the Rams offense has struggled to start the game and turned it around by making adjustments.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh has built an offense that plays to his quarterback’s strength and no one has figured out how to stop it.

If adjustments are needed by either team in this one, trust Harbaugh to get it done.

1. Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson is the most exciting player to watch in football and teams have had issues slowing him down. On the season Jackson has thrown for 2,258 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has also rushed 116 times for 781 yards and six touchdowns.

Even when teams are trying to take the run away from Jackson he still finds a way to get from the defenders. No matter what the Rams do in this game, Jackson is going to find a way to make the Rams defense look silly, and this should be another game where Jackson gets closer to wrapping up the MVP award.

The Ravens are the better team and they should have no issue beating the Rams. Don’t be surprised if the Ravens win this game by 10 or more points.