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In Week 9 Joe Flacco Jersey , the Baltimore Ravens face a virtual must win scenario as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sage’s Predictions:Antonio Brown will record over 100 receiving yards.Against Carolina, the Ravens allowed Maryland rookie D.J. Moore to rack up a career-high 90 receiving yards on six targets. Look for Brown to improve on his Week 4 numbers and go off like the last time he visited Baltimore when he torched the Ravens for 213 yards. Hayden Hurst will be targeted frequently, reaching the end zone for his second career score. Lamar Jackson’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst last week was one of the few bright spots from Week 8, and the rookie tight end caught two of his three targets against the Panthers. Appearing in just his fifth NFL game, look for Hurst to be integrated more into the offense. Vasilis’ Predictions:Lamar Jackson will account for more than 100 yards from scrimmage.Coordinator Mornhinweg seemingly adds a few new wrinkles to the Lamar package every week. Look for Jackson to continue making plays with his legs and also complete a couple big gainers through the air in Week 9.Tyus Bowser will record the Ravens only sack.Pittsburgh has surrendered one sack combined in their last three games. An unlikely contributor will match that number when Bowser posts his first sack of the season.Frank’s Predictions: Hayden Hurst will record 100+ receiving yards.Baltimore’s first round pick has been unable to get into a groove since returning from injury a few weeks ago. However, he had his best game of the season last week against Carolina, catching two passes for 29 yards and a touchdown. Though his touchdown reception came with the game out of reach, Hurst looked more comfortable than he has all season. The Steelers will key in on limiting other Ravens pass catchers Youth John Brown Jersey , meaning Hurst will have plenty of opportunities to build upon his Week 8 performance. Ty Montgomery will find the end zone. Should he suit up on Sunday, it is unclear how involved Montgomery will be in his first game with the Ravens. However, given his versatility, he could find a way to make an impact even with limited opportunities. There is no better way to make a good first impression with your new team than scoring a touchdown. Whether it be rushing, receiving or on special teams, look for Montgomery to score one this week. Dustin’s Predictions:Ty Montgomery will lead the team in rushing.With a fresh start in Baltimore and a chip on his shoulder, Montgomery will make an immediate impact for the Ravens in one of their biggest games of the year. Montgomery will pop off a couple of nice runs, leading Baltimore in rushing yards against the Steelers.Mark Andrews will lead the Ravens in receiving yards.The third round rookie tight end has enjoyed a strong season thus far. That will continue against Pittsburgh this Sunday, as he will lead the team in both receptions and receiving yards. The Steelers will look to contain wide receiver John Brown Youth Matt Skura Jersey , opening things up for Andrews.Ravens vs. Bills: The good, the bad and the ugly While I’ve joked multiple times now about yesterday’s win as the sixth preseason game for the Ravens, this team is, in fact, 1-0 on the season. There is a lot of good, but there still is some bad and a little bit of ugly to mention.The Good:A dominant win over an AFC opponent: The Ravens didn’t let this game be close. Far too often we witness Baltimore play to their opponent. If they’re bad, the Ravens play bad. When they compete against a top team, they answer with their best. Yesterday, they didn’t give Nathan Peterman or Josh Allen room to breath. They devoured LeSean McCoy at the line of scrimmage and the Ravens racked up 40 points before pulling starters from multiple offensive positions. They didn’t keep this a one- or two-possession game; Baltimore buried the Bills in points and cruised to an easy victory.Joe Flacco shared the wealth: With a new set of weapons Youth Michael Crabtree Jersey , we all wondered if Joe’s chemistry was ready for live action. A new trio of receivers is great, but they must be on the same page to find success. Flacco answered with three touchdowns, one for each free agent signing. Safe to say they are not only on the same page, but the same sentence.Pass rush surplus: The Ravens didn’t depend upon Terrell Suggs alone for pressure. They hit both Peterman and Allen with successful slot-corner blitzes, Suggs notched his sack and Tim Williams made his mark in the fourth quarter with a redzone sack. Also, in his contract year, Za’Darius Smith was unrelenting in his pursuit of the quarterback.Secondary produces impressive results sans Jimmy Smith: The Ravens’ star cornerback missed the first of his four games from his suspension, but Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Carr picked up the slack. Carr had another Week 1 interception and Humphrey batted down multiple passes thrown his way. To imagine this defense when Jimmy returns is an exciting thought for Ravens fans and terrifying for the rest of the NFL.Resting the starters: The Ravens play on Thursday night against an AFC North opponent. This is a rapid schedule shift. While it would have been fun to see Joe throw a few more touchdowns to further embarrass Buffalo, it’s wise to get out of a dreary Womens Marlon Humphrey Jersey , rain-filled football game without an injury to a key producer on the roster.The Bad:The offensive line is still uncertain: While the offense put up 47 points, the Ravens didn’t give Alex Collins much to work with. On seven carries, the starting tailback only rushed for 13 yards. Flacco’s quick release and footwork also opened up many more plays than initially noticed. They also had Flacco rolling out and this moved the pocket to keep the Bills guessing. Against a stout Bengals defense with the tandem of Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins, we’ll see if they can replicate the success.Drops were overcome, but there were still drops: Nitpicking a 47-3 game feels silly, but Michael Crabtree dropped two passes. The rain pouring sideways was clearly a factor but these are failed plays Pittsburgh or New England take advantage of.The Ugly:Fumbling: Twice against the Bills, Baltimore coughed up the football. One from Alex Collins which occurred from a perfect tackle by Bills’ rookie Tremaine Edmunds and a second from Janarion Grant muffing the punt. Turnovers lose football games. Those turn into touchdowns against better teams. Rain or shine, you must secure the football.
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