The Baltimore Ravens face off against the Houston Texans in the first Monday night game in Baltimore since 2012. The Ravens are coming off a dominating win over the Green Bay Packers while the Texans are coming off a 10 point win over the Arizona Cardinals. Here are my three predictions for tonight’s matchup.
The defense will continue its dominance, but will not record it’s fourth shutout on the season.
The Ravens are facing yet another backup quarterback in Tom Savage, and they are going to feast on him. Terrell Suggs is going to live in the Texans’ backfield tonight, notching three sacks and forcing a fumble, in what might be his last home prime time game as a Raven. The rest of the defense will rack up three sacks and force three turnovers.
Jimmy Smith will be able to shut down star receiver Deandre Hopkins, and the revamped run defense will limit Lamar Miller to under 75 yards.
Alex Collins and Danny Woodhead will both score and be effective all game.
The Ravens’ offense is receiving another blessing from the football gods, as both J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercillus are out for the season. The Ravens are going to continue their game plan of getting a big lead early and spend the rest of the game running the ball to make it go faster.
Woodhead will start to see more than the 13 snaps he got last week and he will make the most of it. He’s going to take a two yard check down and make it into a 30+ yard score. Collins on the other hand, will eclipse the 100 yard mark and sneak into the end zone in the second half to put the game away.
Tony Jefferson will finally get his interception.
It seems that safety Tony Jefferson is the only Ravens’ defensive back without an interception on the year, and fans and teammates are starting to clown him for it.
😂😂 so true https://t.co/Ko5NG2xQx8
— Tony Jefferson (@_tonyjefferson) November 19, 2017
Tony Jefferson watching all the DBs get INTs pic.twitter.com/hQPN1K1DoB
— Who wanna be my girlfriend? (@KindaFaithful) November 19, 2017
Luckily Jefferson has a sense of humor, and thank the lord he is finally back on Twitter. Jefferson will be there to snag a tipped pass and return it deep into Houston territory.
The Ravens will defeat the Texans with ease and will start that late season playoff push the Ravens are known for. January Joe will show up in December and show how elite he can be.
Final Score: Ravens 24, Texans 10