The Baltimore Ravens are making the trip to Jacksonville in week 3. The Ravens are coming into the Game undefeated for the season, with a healthy Joe FlACCo at the helm.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are, on the other hand, coming off two losses to start the season and don’t look for the slide to stop anytime soon for this young Jags team. The Jaguars are stacking talent all over the roster, but they have not been able to come away with victories due to their inability to stop the passing Game of their opponents.
The Jags’ two most recent high draft picks have been spent on defense by drafting former UCLA star Myles Jack and Florida State’s best Defensive back since Deon Sanders, Jalen Ramsey. They have not paid dividends yet, but look for the Jags to get better as the season goes on.
The bright spot of the winless Jags has to be their young QB Blake Bortles who has already thrown for six hundred and forty-nine passing yards going into week 3. The downside on offense is that the Jags have not been able to get the running Game going this season, leaving the time of possession solely in the hands of the passing Game which usually spells disaster for the offense.
The key to a Jaguars victory has to be on the defensive side of the ball by creating turnovers. The Jags need to keep the deep ball out of Ravens QB Joe FlACCo’s wheelhouse this week to have any chance of securing the win.
The Ravens are coming into the Games with the Jags feeling like luck is finally on their side. The disastrous 2015 season saw the Ravens lose close Games and pile up injuries in key positions throughout the year.
This year’s Ravens are trying to duplicate the XLVII Super bowl winning team, by having a healthy Joe FlACCo commanding the offense by pushing the ball down field and playing great defense. The Ravens have found their new deep threat in jOurneyman Mike Wallace, who has connected for three touchdown receptions already this season.
The Ravens also have a variety of old and new talent on defense highlighted by Pro Bowler Terell Suggs and former Chargers safety Eric Weddle, look for the Ravens to stop the running Game of the Jags early and blitz the young Jags QB Bortles often.
This is a Game the Jags need to win. The Jags need their defense to pick up some of the slack or this Game can get out hand very quickly. Look for the Jags to compete hard against the Ravens this week, but come up short. Ravens -1