Colts vs. Ravens Preview: Game Predictions
The Colts face the Ravens on Saturday at 4:30pm. What do the Colts need to do to come out with a win?
The Colts face a team who is fighting for their playoff life. The Ravens need a win Saturday to keep hope alive for a wild card birth. The game is in Baltimore, so the Colts will have their work cut out for them if they want to walk out with a win.
Key Match-up: Colts O-line vs. Ravens front 7
The struggles of the offensive line for the Colts are well documented. Jacoby Brissett has been running for his life most of the season, taking hard hits every game. If the Colts want to have any success offensively, they have to control the line of scrimmage and give Brissett some time to throw down the field.
X factor: Marlon Mack
The explosive rookie can be a big weapon for the Colts. He can break big plays and good things seem to happen when he has the ball in his hands. It would be wise for Rob Chudzinski to put the ball in Mack’s hands as much as possible, especially with the Ravens keying in on T.Y. Hilton.
The Colts are not a good football team. The Ravens are a team that is coming in motivated and hungry for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. While the Ravens don’t have the most potent offense, their defense is stifling. The Colts struggle on the offensive end, which in turn keeps the defense on the field too much. Unless the Colts break tendencies, it’s going to be tough for them to move the ball consistently down the field.
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Prediction: Ravens 20 Colts 10
In the end, the Ravens defense will be too much for the Colts to overcome, and the Colts keep their top 5 draft pick position.