The ARIZONA and the BALTIMORE will both be gunning for a victory on 9/15/2019 at 1:00 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
ARIZONA vs BALTIMORE
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 15, 2019
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
|267||ARIZONA||-13 (-110)||44.5 (-110)||500
TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX.
LINE: Ravens -13.
PREDICTION: Ravens 35, Cardinals 24
Oddsmakers currently have the BALTIMORE listed as -13 point favorites versus the ARIZONA, while the game’s total is sitting at 44.5.
The Baltimore Ravens’ new offense with Lamar Jackson firmly installed under center looked like the best unit in the league while dominating the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. Jackson and company will try to prove that was no fluke when they host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The thought prior to the start of the regular season was that Jackson might be a candidate to break Michael Vick’s record for rushing yards in a season by a quarterback but instead he went 17-for-20 for 324 yards and five touchdowns through the air in a 59-10 thrashing of the Dolphins. “He’s definitely better,” Baltimore coach John Harbaugh told reporters of Jackson after watching his quarterback become the youngest players in NFL history (22) to record a perfect passer rating of 158.3. “He was a rookie last year. He didn’t practice much throughout the course of the year. So, he’s had a chance to be with the No. 1 offense on a daily basis and he did a great job with it.” The Cardinals have their own former Heisman Trophy winner under center in No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray, who led his team back from a 17-0 deficit in his NFL debut before settling for a tie against the Detroit Lions. “That would’ve been terrible if we had not done anything at all (on offense),” Murray told reporters. “That would’ve left a bad taste in our mouth. The fact we can kind of feel decent with what happened. … It’s something to build on going forward.”
ABOUT THE CARDINALS (0-0-1): Arizona is young at quarterback and coach with first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury learning the NFL after a long stint in the college ranks but there is plenty of veteran help around with Larry Fitzgerald on offense and Terrel Suggs on defense. Suggs spent the first 16 seasons of his career in Baltimore before leaving in the offseason and recorded a pair of sacks in the opener to push his career total to 135 1/2. “I have no clue what’s going to happen on Sunday,” Suggs told reporters. “I don’t know what kind of reception; I don’t know how I’m going to feel. This is a very unique situation for me. This is something that in 17 years I’ve never experienced.”
ABOUT THE RAVENS (1-0): Arizona won’t be the only team with a rookie first-round pick from Oklahoma on the field Sunday as Baltimore wide receiver Marquise Brown takes the field for his second game. Brown made an immediate impact in his debut with a 47-yard touchdown grab on his first catch and an 83-yard TD reception on his second catch. “We knew it was there,” offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley told reporters of the connection between Jackson and Brown. “Everybody was kind of, ‘Wait till the game to really see that thing happen.’ But we knew what those guys are capable of and the connection they had just being out in the locker room and stuff. It was good to see it translate to the field.”
1. Ravens CB Jimmy Smith will miss several weeks but is not expected to need surgery after suffering a knee sprain in Week 1.
2. The Cardinals placed RT Marcus Gilbert (knee) on injured reserve and signed OL Jordan Mills.
3. Arizona WR Michael Crabtree, who spent last season in Baltimore, is expected to make his team debut on Sunday after being inactive for Week 1.
PREDICTION: Ravens 35, Cardinals 24