With the Baltimore Ravens Week 14 matchup being against the Cleveland Browns, we’ll see who is the king of the AFC North. Baltimore currently holds first place in the division, but Cleveland is fighting for their playoff hopes. We take a look at this Ravens-Browns game with some of our Ravens Week 14 predictions in mind.
Baltimore has taken nearly as many hits to the injury list as the Tennessee Titans. However, the Ravens find themselves in first place of the AFC North and controlling their own destiny. They need their defense to step up and slow down the Browns to remain atop of the AFC North.
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It’s been a struggle for the offense recently, but Baltimore will have a chance to get back on track. Cleveland’s pass coverage has been lacking this year, which bodes well for Rashod Bateman and Marquise Brown. Additionally, we should expect to see Lamar Jackson put the team on his back and lead them to victory. With that said, here are four bold Ravens Week 14 predictions for their matchup against the Browns.
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Ravens Week 14 Predictions
4. Ravens defense shuts down the Browns passing game
Considering the Ravens are incredibly hindered in the secondary due to injuries, this will be a difficult task. Luckily for them, the Browns have a terrible wide receiver core and Baker Mayfield has been inconsistent all season. Look for Baltimore to shut down Cleveland’s passing attack to increase their chances of winning the game.
3. Rashod Bateman finally gets more involved with 75+ yards and 1 touchdown
Rashod Bateman has flashed his potential periodically, but it needs to happen much more consistently. This is a great matchup for Bateman to get more involved and become a more prominent pass option for the Ravens. The Browns secondary hasn’t lived up to expectations and Bateman could take advantage of them on Sunday.
The Ravens rookie receiver has all of the potential in the world to be a valuable player in the NFL. However, the coaching staff must give him more opportunities to shine. Look for Lamar Jackson to open up the passing game against Cleveland and utilize Rashod Bateman throughout.
2. Marquise Brown goes off for 100+ receiving yards and 2 touchdowns
He started the year off to a hot start but has cooled down a bit in recent weeks. Even so, Marquise Brown is a safe pass option and will likely serve as the top receiver for the Ravens on Sunday. He has a real chance to embarrass the Browns secondary, which would be ideal for Baltimore.
1. Lamar Jackson gets back on track and leads Baltimore to a win
It’s been a rough few weeks for Lamar Jackson, but we could see him get back on track against the Browns. The Ravens are still finding ways to win, but they need Jackson to improve his decision-making. With the AFC North being such a tight race, any kind of mistake can be detrimental to Baltimore’s playoff hopes.
For that reason, we should see Lamar Jackson play a smart game. The coaching staff should draw up a game plan that allows Jackson to utilize his strengths. If he can get outside of the pocket and make an easy throw to an open teammate, the more comfortable he’ll be throughout the game. If Baltimore can manage that, they should walk away victorious.