Game Time: 1PM EST
Where you can watch the game: CBS
Stadium: Soldier Field
Discussing each teams previous games
The Ravens come into this game off of a horrible performance against the Dolphins, probably their worst this season. And while injuries may have been a factor in Thursday Night’s loss, they weren’t an excuse for the loss. This was a game where offensive coordinator Greg Roman’s play-calling was far from ok. The offense also looked out of sync as the Ravens had multiple delay of game calls against them. Thankfully, the defense made this loss more bearable because they were able to hold the Dolphins offense off for a little bit. However, it eventually became too much and the Dolphins came out with the win. This game the Ravens look to rebound from their performance last week and get a much needed win against the Bears.
The Bears come into this game off of a bye week. The week before that they faced the Steelers and played a tough game but eventually ended up losing. QB Justin Fields had a pretty good game, his only bad parts were his incompletions and his one interception but other than that he played well. RB David Montgomery didn’t play horrible but could’ve done a little more with what he was given. A few Bears defensive players did play well such as Roquan Smith, Duke Shelley and Danny Trevathan. Chicago looks to come into this game hoping to make less mistakes and do a bit better on defense considering they’re going against a Ravens offense that is stronger in their passing offense from last season.
Keys to the game
Take things slow: The Ravens have had problems this season with starting slow. It’s made them have to come back in the 4th quarter multiple times. Establish the run game, let the defense get their rest, and slowly include the passing game in the offense and the Ravens should be just fine.
Pressure Justin Fields and contain Allen Robinson: The Ravens defense has always done great with containing and pressuring rookie quarterbacks and Baltimore needs to do that on Sunday against Fields. As for Robinson, his ability to catch jump balls can’t be doubted and while the Justin Fields to Allen Robinson connection hasn’t been good this season, the Ravens can’t just lay back and take this game easy especially with how they’ve been playing recently.
Matchups to watch
Allen Robinson Vs Marlon Humphrey: This will certainly be an interesting matchup to watch. Both players seem to be having down seasons so it will be fascinating to see which player steps up for their team.
Mark Andrews Vs Eddie Jackson: This will be another very intriguing matchup to watch. Mark Andrews has been having a career season and has been Lamar Jackson’s number one receiver all season. Eddie Jackson seems to be having a down season and I’m not sure if that’s because of injuries or what exactly the reason is but it doesn’t seem like the type of season a player of his caliber would have.