Baltimore Ravens: 4 bold predictions for Week 6 vs. Chargers
With a Baltimore Ravens Week 6 battle on tap against the Los Angeles Chargers in the morning slate of games Sunday, football fans will be treated with one of the best matinee matchups we’ve seen throughout the first third of the season. With both teams at 4-1 and trying to stave off competitive division mates early on in the year, we’ve got some big Ravens-Chargers prediction in mind.
In a division that houses the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens arguably have the claim as the leaders of the toughest division in football right now. Coming off of a dramatic Week 5 win in which they came back from 19 points down against the Indianapolis Colts to walk it off in overtime, Baltimore is high on momentum and will be a tall task for Los Angeles.
The Chargers themselves, however, are not a team to challenge for the faint of heart. In a wild, 47-42 win against the Browns, Justin Herbert led the Bolts to a statement win in front of their home crowd – a stark contrast to the extreme lack of success in close games they’ve had over the past few years.
Who will win this highly anticipated heavyweight matchup? If this season is any indication, it’s going to be neck-and-neck down to the wire with a dramatic finish. Here are 4 bold prediction for the contest.
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Ravens Week 6 Predictions
4. Hollywood Brown feasts for 100 yards and a score once again
Just as we predicted last week, Marquise Brown dominated yet again for a huge game against the Colts, proving the notion that he’s an inconsistent receiver wrong. Brown and teammate Mark Andrews each exceeded 100 yards and a touchdown, and given how easily Browns receivers were able to slice through the Chargers secondary last week, Hollywood should be able to do just the same. He’s turned into a Pro Bowl-caliber receiver, and will continue his statement season.
3. Lamar rushes for 100 yards, throws for 300
Jackson was absolutely fantastic last week, throwing for well over 400 yards and being practically perfect in the 4th quarter and on. However, he hasn’t been rushing for quite as much yardage the past couple weeks as he usually does. That should change in Week 6, however, as the Chargers just allowed Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to run wild. Jackson will have to keep pace in another shootout, and will rack up yardage via ground and air in bunches.
2. Marlon Humphrey flashes with forced fumble, interception
Humphrey has had a solid start to the season, but hasn’t made the kind of splash plays we’re used to seeing from him. However, in a game where the offenses figure to dominate, the game will come down to whichever defense can come through with huge stops and splash plays. Humphrey is arguably the league’s best at forcing fumbles, and he’s due for a big one soon. In addition, his elite ball skills will nab him an interception as well, making him the hero for this game.
1. Ravens steal yet another dramatic, late victory
Despite all the injuries to big players, the Ravens have rolled their way through this season in dramatic style. That will continue here in Week 6, as Lamar Jackson continues to prove himself as a complete QB in the NFL. On yet another clutch Justin Tucker field goal, the Ravens will pull out the win.
PREDICTION: Ravens 37, Chargers 35