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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-6) AT RAVENS (2-6), Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS


Jennifer Badie
Sports Content Editor
Prediction: Ravens 27, Jaguars 24
Comment: The Ravens are too tough to beat coming off the bye week. These teams seem fairly evenly matched on paper; the difference will be that the Ravens have a superior kicker in Justin Tucker.

 



Jon Meoli
Ravens Beat Writer
Prediction: Ravens 26, Jaguars 18
Comment: The Ravens’ first-choice offensive line does what it’s done so rarely this season: controls the game. They’ll give Joe Flacco plenty of time, and Justin Forsett will again show his old team what they were missing.

 



Mike Preston
Ravens Columnist
Prediction: Ravens 27, Jacksonville 24
Comment: These two teams are close statistically in a lot of categories. But few teams lose to Oakland, Cleveland and Jacksonville in the same season. Plus, while the Jaguars have receivers, Joe Flacco is a lot better than his Jacksonville counterpart, Blake Bortles. Flacco will be the difference in the game.

 



Alexander Pyles
Ravens Editor
Prediction: Ravens 23, Jaguars 20
Comment: The Ravens will have to throw the ball to win because the Jaguars’ rushing defense is far too tough. The same goes for Jacksonville, though, and their turnover-prone quarterback, Blake Bortles, is just what the Ravens need to break a shocking forced turnover drought.

 



Peter Schmuck
Columnist
Prediction: Ravens 29, Jaguars 13
Comment: The Ravens have had two weeks to get some things figured out and the Jaguars would seem to be the perfect opponent to help them raise their self esteem. The Jags give up a ton of points and they don't score a lot. The same could be said for the Ravens, just not as loudly.

 



Childs Walker
Reporter
Prediction: Ravens 24, Jaguars 20
Comment: Jacksonville actually isn’t terrible, or at least not as terrible as in the past. The Ravens will be searching for an offensive identity without Steve Smith Sr. And yet, it’s still difficult to imagine them losing to a 2-6 team at home, coming off the bye week.

 



Jeff Zrebiec
Ravens Beat Writer
Prediction: Ravens 23, Jaguars 20
Comment: These aren't the same old Ravens. But these appear to be very close to the same old Jaguars. Nothing will come easy for the Ravens this season, but they should find a way to win this one with Justin Tucker again delivering the decisive points late.

 


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