BALTIMORE (1-1) at NEW ENGLAND (1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX
OPENING LINE: Ravens by 3, in line with FanDuel SportsBook.
AGAINST THE SPREAD: Ravens 1-1-0; Patriots 0-1-1.
SERIES RECORD: Patriots lead 11-4.
LAST MEETING: Patriots beat Ravens 23-17 on Nov. 15, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass.
LAST WEEK: Ravens misplaced to Dolphins 42-38; Patriots beat Steelers 17-14.
RAVENS OFFENSE: OVERALL (12), RUSH (18), PASS (9), SCORING (T4).
RAVENS DEFENSE: OVERALL (32), RUSH (8), PASS (32), SCORING (23).
PATRIOTS OFFENSE: OVERALL (22), RUSH (19), PASS (17), SCORING (T29).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE: OVERALL (4), RUSH (5), PASS (9), SCORING (8).
TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL: Ravens plus-3; Patriots minus-2.
RAVENS PLAYER TO WATCH: QB Lamar Jackson. It’s early, however Jackson is resembling the participant that received league MVP honors in 2019. He’s in search of his third sport in a row with three or extra passing touchdowns. He has 5 TDs (three passing, two speeding) and just one INT for a 102.4 passer ranking in two profession begins vs. New England.
PATRIOTS PLAYER TO WATCH: QB Mac Jones. He accomplished 21 of 35 passes for 252 yards and a TD final week to assist the Patriots notch their first victory. He’s additionally fared effectively at residence, the place he had 16 TD passes in 9 residence begins final season.
KEY MATCHUP: Patriots move rush vs. Ravens offensive line. Baltimore’s safety round Jackson is lacking some key parts with sort out Ja’Waun James out for the season due to an Achilles tendon damage and 2019 All-Pro left sort out Ronnie Stanley (ankle) but to play. Look for New England to ship stress at Jackson by way of linebacker Matt Judon, a former Raven, who already has two sacks this season.
KEY INJURIES: Ravens WR Devin Duvernay (concussion) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey (groin) sat out the primary apply of the week. Jackson (proper elbow), TE Isaiah Likely (groin), WR James Proche (groin), T Ronnie Stanley (ankle), CB Brandon Stephens (quadriceps) and CB Damarion Williams (ankle) had been all restricted. … Patriots S Kyle Dugger (knee) and WR Jakobi Meyers (knee) didn’t take part in Wednesday’s apply. S Joshuah Bledsoe (groin), S Cody Davis (calf), DT Davon Godchaux (again), LB Raekwon McMillan (thumb), DE DaMarcus Mitchell (knee) and S Adrian Phillips (ribs) had been all restricted.
SERIES NOTES: The Patriots have received three of the previous 4 conferences with the Ravens, together with the rain-soaked matchup in 2020. … New England has a 9-2 edge within the regular-season matchups, together with a 6-0 document in Foxborough. … All 4 postseason conferences have been performed in New England, with every workforce successful two. The Patriots’ victories embrace a 23-20 AFC championship sport win through the 2011 season. … Ravens coach John Harbaugh is 4-7 (together with playoffs) vs. New England. … Patriots coach Bill Belichick is 9-4 (together with playoffs) vs. the Ravens.
STATS AND STUFF: Ravens TE Mark Andrews had a team-high 9 catches for 104 yards and a TD in Week 2. He is in search of his twelfth sport in a row with 50 or extra receiving yards. He had seven catches for 61 yards within the earlier assembly with New England. … S Marcus Williams had 10 tackles and tied a profession excessive with two INTs in Week 2. He is certainly one of two gamers within the NFL (Minkah Fitzpatrick) with an INT in every of the primary two weeks. … New England has the third-best document (17-3) in residence openers since 2002, trailing solely Denver and Seattle (each 18-3). … The Patriots have been outscored 34-24 via two video games. … With an look Sunday, particular groups captain Matt Slater may have appeared in 103 video games at Gillette Stadium, breaking a tie with Stephen Gostkowski for the second-most video games performed on the stadium as a member of the Patriots. Tom Brady (134) is first. … RB Damien Harris wants two speeding TDs to grow to be the 14th Patriots participant to achieve 20 profession TDs. … WR DeVante Parker had 75 receiving yards in his earlier sport vs. Baltimore (Sept. 8, 2019, whereas with Miami). He has a TD catch in two of three profession video games towards the Ravens. … DB Devin McCourty’s 31 INTs is tied with Baltimore’s Marcus Peters for essentially the most amongst energetic gamers. McCourty, Peters and Minnesota’s Harrison Smith are the one energetic gamers with at the very least 30.
FANTASY TIP: It may very well be one other large week for Jackson, who has 5 TDs (three passing, two speeding) and one INT for a 102.4 passer ranking in two profession begins vs. the Patriots. He additionally has two or extra TD passes in 5 of his previous six begins towards AFC East foes.
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