Right here’s how The Baltimore Solar sports activities employees views the end result of Sunday afternoon’s Week 2 sport between the Ravens and Miami Dolphins at M&T Financial institution Stadium:
Jonas Shaffer, reporter
Dolphins 20, Ravens 17: Tua Tagovailoa’s lackluster arm power shouldn’t be disqualifying right here. Jared Goff and Ben Roethlisberger don’t have cannons, and so they fared surprisingly properly towards the Ravens final season. And if the Ravens’ tackling points on protection linger, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle ought to run wild. On offense, the Ravens should show they will deal with not solely heavy-pressure seems to be, but in addition an elite defensive entrance.
Mike Preston, columnist
Ravens 21, Dolphins 17: The Ravens will make the most of the Dolphins’ banged-up offensive line and quarterback Lamar Jackson has one thing to show after Miami beat him final 12 months with constant Cowl 0 blitzes. Plus, Ravens coach John Harbaugh has been practically unbeatable in house openers.
Childs Walker, reporter
Ravens 24, Dolphins 20: That is the Ravens’ first actual check of 2022, towards a crew that gave them matches in November. The Dolphins will assault from each angle on the line of scrimmage and dare Lamar Jackson to beat them excessive. In the meantime, they’ll depend on Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle to run wild towards a revamped Baltimore secondary. This could be a better name if the Ravens had all their key gamers, however Jackson will hit on sufficient downfield throws to drag them by way of at house.
Ryan McFadden, reporter
Ravens 23, Dolphins 20: The Dolphins’ protection gave the Ravens issues final 12 months, and I count on Miami to do the identical Sunday. Nevertheless, the Ravens’ move rush and revamped secondary will be capable of include Miami’s offense, and Lamar Jackson will make sufficient well timed performs to steer Baltimore to a 2-0 begin.
C.J. Doon, editor
Ravens 23, Dolphins 20: The Lamar Jackson that was blitzed into oblivion towards Miami final season shouldn’t be this 12 months’s Lamar Jackson. The star quarterback’s common depth of goal was 13.1 yards in Week 1, in keeping with Soccer Outsiders, the very best within the NFL. The Dolphins’ secondary continues to be formidable with out cornerback Byron Jones, however I’m betting on Jackson and Co. to get the higher of Miami’s protection this time round.
Tim Schwartz, editor
Ravens 24, Dolphins 23: This seems like a much bigger sport than it in all probability ought to in Week 2 contemplating the Dolphins uncovered the Ravens final season and are a transparent AFC playoff contender. The X’s and O’s on Sunday will probably be fascinating to observe. Will Miami carry the Cowl 0 blitz time and time once more? Will Baltimore be prepared for it? What adjustment do they make? John Harbaugh has been round this league a very long time for a motive, and I believe he and offensive coordinator Greg Roman could have a solution. The important thing for me is how the Ravens plan to decelerate the Dolphins’ extensive receiver duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, particularly if Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey doesn’t swimsuit up. This could be time to see Marcus Peters again and able to go.