3 Baltimore Ravens Bold Predictions for Week 2

Zach Brunner
Bold predictions for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2.
Bold predictions for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2. / Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

Week 2 of the NFL season features the Baltimore Ravens against the Houston Texans. The Ravens are coming off a dominant Week 1 win against the Cleveland Browns, while the Texans struggled against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL season opener.

Still, these are two of the continued contenders in the AFC, so the result of this one is far from a foregone conclusion The game could lead to a few surprises. With that in mind, here are three bold predictions of the Ravens in Week 2.

3. Ravens Sack Deshaun Watson Five Times

Deshaun Watson was under duress all of Thursday night, getting sacked a total of 4 times. This Baltimore defensive front is solid as well, getting 2 sacks in Week 1. When these two teams met last season, the Ravens were dialing up blitzes all game long, totaling 6 sacks on Watson and another on his backup. We could be seeing a lot of sack celebrations again on Sunday.

2. Mark Andrews Catches Another 2 Touchdowns

Mark Andrews caught 2 touchdowns in the season opener against the Browns, and he has another chance at a big day in Week 2. We saw Bradley Roby shadow Tyreek Hill in Week 1, and the same should happen against Marquise Brown this week. That takes away a pass catcher. Meanwhile, Houston struggled to cover Travis Kelce, allowing 6 catches for 50 yards and a touchdown. We know Baltimore will move the ball, so there should be red zone opportunities to find Andrews yet again.

1. Ravens Run for 200 Yards

The Ravens did not make much noise with their running game in Week 1, totaling just 107 yards. However, we saw the Texans really struggle to stop the run in Week 1, allowing 138 yards to Clyde Edwards-Helaire on his own. Baltimore ran for 256 yards against Houston last season, and we could see a similar performance this week.

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