The trip to Nashville marks the third straight week the Ravens will be on the road. They previously won in Pittsburgh and lost to Cleveland, which means their next three AFC North games will all be in the friendly confines of M&T Bank Stadium. The hope is for the Ravens offense to get on track against a tough Titans defense and to carry that momentum back home, where the Ravens will play four of the next five games.
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The loss to Cleveland was stinging, and it ended with a wobbly 37-yard field goal by the Browns Greg Joseph. Ravens veteran Michael Crabtree had a couple key drops in the game and put the burden on himself to fix his own woes and get the teams passing game, which showed so much promise early, back on track.
PennLive reporter Dustin Hockensmith tackled those subjects and more on this edition of the Baltimore Ravens Blitz. Ravens beat reporter Aaron Kasinitz also joined the show to break down the Ravens-Titans matchup and give his prediction. Take a look in the video above.
The Titans-Ravens rivalry is a hard-fought defensive contest that almost always comes down to the last blow of the whistle.
The last time the two teams met was Nov. 5, 2017 when the Titans beat the Ravens in Nashville, 23-20.
“(Matthew) Judon has worked his way into being a very good outside linebacker in this league. ZaDarius Smith is a hybrid guy. When you have a veteran safety that can get guys lined up and disguise, it makes it very difficult. Theyve batted 40 balls this year.”
Earlier this week, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh laid out the things that stand out most to him as his team takes on the Titans in Nissan Stadium this weekend.
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Starting quarterback Marcus Mariota has been the glue holding the Titans offense together. He’s put the ball in the right places even when dealing with an elbow injury, and made plays off his own mobility when he’s had to.
Share Share What are the odds? Titans vs. Ravens tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports The Titans fell victim to the classic trap game, just as I (and everyone else in the world) warned in last weeks odds post. You could see it coming a mile away. The funny thing was, Marcus Mariota found a way to win that game, until Nick Williams dropped one of the easiest catches youll ever see.
“It starts with the quarterback,” Harbaugh said of the Titans QB. “I think theyre built around him. He does a really good job of running and passing – all the read stuff theyve done, the drop back and play action. He does it very well. Hes a good runner.”