The “rival” Baltimore Ravens will be hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night football. While the Ravens have yet to win a game in the “Mahomes vs. Jackson” games, they are still a dangerous team.
The Ravens are dealing with what seems like the worst luck in the world. Five of their starters have all been added to the injured reserve list in a matter of just weeks.
It started with J.K Dobbins, their premier running back who had an amazing rookie season last year, and ended with the rest of their running back room.
While they brought in Le’Veon Bell and Todd Gurley to the practice squad, there are some other faces the Chiefs need to watch out for. Some familiar, and some completely new. Either way, the Chiefs have a tough task at hand.
Ravens offensive players for Chiefs to prepare for
The Chiefs have not had the best defense over the last few years. In fact, in 2018, they were in the bottom half in terms of defense. In 2019 and 2020, the first two years under Steve Spagnuolo, the Chiefs were an average defense.
In week one against the Browns, the defense looked to be regressing back to old ways. In order to beat this Ravens team, they will have to stop the run, something they have been bad at so far this season. However, the Ravens have some weapons on the outside as well.
Many people may not know who this is, and that is okay. Unless you are a huge fantasy football player, we do not expect you to know who the fourth or even fifth-string running back is for the Ravens. Only now, he is the first-string running back.
While last week against the Oakland Raiders Williams was the first string back, that could change with Latavius Murray getting a full week of practice is. Either way, Ty’Son Williams is very good at football.
The undrafted rookie from BYU can ball, and he showed that on Monday night against a Chiefs division rival in the Raiders. His nine carried for 65 yards and rushing besides Lamar Jackson, who does everything with ease. Williams was averaging 7.2 yards per carry during the game and even got into the endzone once on the big 35-yard run.
This is a name that all Chiefs fans are familiar with. I mean, the guy did win a super bowl with Kansas City and lit up the 49er’s defense. While yes, he did not play much, he did play in the most important game in the franchise’s history, and he played well.
The honest surprise is that Sammy Watkins is not hurt with all the injuries running through Baltimore at the moment. However, Watkins is not only healthy but is playing great football.
Against the Raiders on Monday night, Sammy Watkins led all receivers for the ravens in yards. With eight targets on the night, Watkins hauled in four and turned that into 96 yards.
The now third-year receiver is coming off of his best year yet, where he set career high’s across the board. The speedster took all the talk about the Raven’s receiving group personally and even showed that Monday night.
On six targets from Lamar Jackson, Brown caught six and finished with 69 receiving yards. While that is impressive considering his history of drops, the most impressive thing was his touchdown. On a scramble from the quarterback, Jackson was able to find Brown in the back of the endzone for what was a great catch.
The Ravens have yet to win a game with Patrick Mahomes as the quarterback. However, the Chiefs don’t need to sleep on them. This Sunday night game will be a fight.
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