Many Ravens fans will be on the edge of their seats hoping for a big play to help ensure a Ravens victory.
Upon that note, I have compiled a set of three players to step up their game and what they will do to guide the Ravens to a big win.
Chris Moore Will Have 100+ Receiving Yards
The Ravens will be without Jeremy Maclin for this matchup against the Colts. Not that it matters anyway as Maclin only has 440 yards for three touchdowns, which has been a monumental free agent signing let down.
But his absence also means that some young wide receivers will step up. By saying “young” wide receiver I don’t mean Breshad Perriman who couldn’t catch the most contagious cold.
This player to step up is none other than Chris Moore! The 24-year-old wide-out from Cincinnati college who has never recorded a 100-yard game! But Moore has been stepping his game up as of late.
Most notably Moore caught a beautiful 30-yard pass in the end zone against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 2016 fourth-round draft pick also had multiple chances for good yardage last week but Moore couldn’t hold onto them.
Moore has also seen from having goose eggs in the target columns to getting three to four targets each game. Moore’s targets will no doubt increase because of Maclin’s absence. John Harbaugh has been praising Moore as of late and no doubt will work him into the gameplan.
Moore should rebound from last weeks drops and hook up with Joe Flacco while hauling in at least 100 yards!
The Colts Get Shut Out
I am confident in this one! The Colts are ranked 31st in offensive points and will be taking on the Ravens who have allowed only 256 points which is ranked fourth!
Also, in Jacoby Brissett’s last four games he only has two touchdowns! Not to mention that Colt’s running back Frank Gore only has one touchdown in his past four games!
The Ravens also will be playing tough with their playoff hopes possibly on the line. The Ravens defense will bring their A game against a Colts team who has failed to get anything going on offense the entire season.
It’s possible that everything on defense gets in sync and plays great in the muddy conditions at M&T Bank Stadium to pull out the golden shutout!
Interesting Fact: The Ravens have shut-out the Colts three times in the teams 21-year tenure.
Alex Collins Reaches Pay Dirt Two Times
Many Ravens fans have instantly jumped off the Alex Collins bandwagon. The problem with this is why? So, what Collins has one bad game against an underrated Cleveland Browns rushing defense and it’s time to “give up” on him?
Alex Collins will still be the Ravens lead back even if Javorius Allen has been playing well. Collins stats have been trending up, including a 100+ yard game against the Steelers, as well as scoring two touchdowns against the Detroit Lions three weeks ago.
All of the great players in the NFL have bad games sometimes, it is in human nature. Collins also looked banged up last week and will be ready this week.
And the most important stat and point of all is that the Colts are 29th in rushing yards and 27th in rushing touchdowns! To this date, the Colts have allowed 14 touchdowns and 1,739 yards on the ground!
This should be a monster game for Collins with two touchdowns as it is certainly possible to see Joe Flacco take shots to get the Ravens to the end zone and then give Collins the carries for touchdowns.