The Baltimore Ravens will take on the Chicago Bears in Week 11 of the 2021 season. It’s a very important game for Baltimore, as they will be looking to bounce back in a big way after losing to the Miami Dolphins 22-10 last week in a contest that dropped their record to 6-3.
There are plenty of storylines to watch in this contest, including a battle of young quarterbacks in Lamar Jackson and Justin Fields, defenses that have struggled more than expected this season, and many others.
Below we take a look at six bold predictions for the Ravens’ Week 11 matchup with the Bears.
QB Lamar Jackson throws one touchdown to each of his “top four” pass catchers
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Jackson has taken a big leap in the passing game this season, and it’s showing in a big way on the football field. He has led Baltimore to a top-10 passing offense so far in 2021 with his skills throwing the football, and part of his success also has to do with how well his pass catchers have played.
It’s arguable that Jackson’s “top four” pass catchers are tight end Mark Andrews as well as wide receivers Marquise Brown, Rashod Batman, and Sammy Watkins. On Sunday in Chicago, it’s possible that Jackson has a big bounce back game and spreads the ball around to his receivers, weather permitting.
– Kevin Oestreicher
QB Lamar Jackson rushes for more yards than Bears’ RBs combined
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Jackson is the most dominant dual-threat quarterback in the league. The quarterback is on pace for a third-consecutive 1,000 rushing-yard season and it would be surprising if he doesn’t reach that milestone this year.
Chicago currently is 10th-best in the league in passing yards allowed per game (226.1), which means Jackson may look to use his legs more often than not. With the Ravens having the fourth-best rushing defense, it is possible Jackson could run for more than all of the Bears’ running backs combined.
– Robert Sobus
Ravens rush for over 200 yards as a team