The Baltimore Ravens (7-4, 3-2 Home) welcome the Denver Broncos (3-8, 1-5 Away), who will be looking to halt their losing streak, at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. The Ravens are nine-point favorites, and the total is 38.5.
Denver is coming off a 23-10 loss at the hands of the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium last Sunday, their third consecutive defeat. Russell Wilson was 19 of 35 for 142 yards and a touchdown.
Latavius Murray ran 13 times for 92 yards. Courtland Sutton was targeted eight times, catching six passes for 75 yards. Baltimore lost 28-27 to the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field last Sunday. Lamar Jackson threw for 254 yards and a touchdown. He added 89 yards on the ground. Josh Oliver scored once. He had four receptions for 76 yards.
The Ravens won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 23-7 victory in October. Lamar Jackson threw one touchdown for Baltimore, as Latavius Murray added a rushing TD and Marquise Brown scored once.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Broncos are averaging 14.3 points per game for the season, worst in the NFL, and they are facing a Ravens defense that has surrendered 20.6 PPG (12th). Meanwhile, Baltimore has scored 25.0 points a game this season, eighth in the league, and Denver is allowing 17.6 PPG (3rd).
The Broncos rank 18th in the league in passing yards per game (235.8) and 24th in rushing (104.3). They can expect a tough test on the ground, as the Ravens are second in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (82.0).
Against the pass, Baltimore is 29th (275.0).Baltimore has been one of the league’s top rushing teams, averaging 162.7 yards per game (2nd), while ranking 27th in passing yards (202.8). The Broncos are allowing 203.6 passing yards (2nd) and 121.6 rushing yards per game (19th).
Denver is averaging 2.2 red zone trips a game this season (33rd in the NFL), finding the end zone a league-worst 38% of the time.
Through 10 games, Russell Wilson has thrown for eight touchdowns (5 INT) and 236.9 yards per game to lead Denver in passing. In six away games this season, he has seven TDs (2 INT) and an average of 240.8 yards passing.
Melvin Gordon III leads the team in rushing with an average of 31.8 yards a game over 10 games. He has two touchdowns on the ground. Courtland Sutton is the Broncos’ leading receiver with 62.5 yards a game and one TD.
He is averaging 4.7 receptions on 8.0 targets per game. Lamar Jackson has 17 passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 202.8 yards per game through 11 games to lead Baltimore. In five home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (4 INT) and an average of 193.0 yards.
Lamar Jackson also leads the team in rushing with an average of 68.6 yards per game. He has three touchdowns on the ground. Mark Andrews has been the primary target in the Ravens’ aerial attack. He has five touchdowns and a 60.1 yard per game average through 10 appearances. Mark Andrews is averaging 7.9 targets per game (5.2 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
Baltimore is pursuing a fourth successive win at home this season.
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