Denver Broncos: Three things to look for against Ravens
Denver Broncos: Three Things to Look for Against Ravens
1. Defensive Performance
The Denver Broncos defense has been elite so far. They just held the New York Jets to 0 points, and both the Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars did not take a snap in the red zone. Not only is the Broncos’ defense playing well, but their defense is getting off the field and keeping their opponents out of the red zone.
While the Ravens’ offense hasn’t exactly been electric this year, they’re still better than the Broncos’ first three opponents.
Lamar Jackson is a threat to score a touchdown anytime he touches the ball, and the Ravens still have one of the better rushing attacks in the NFL, even with all of their injuries.
The Ravens are also a bit injured along their offensive line, so I am specifically looking to see if the Broncos can maintain consistent pressure throughout the game.
Frankly, giving any quarterback time to throw is a bad idea, especially Lamar Jackson.
With the Broncos’ top-ranked rushing defense and Ravens’ top-ranked rushing attack, who will crack first?
If the Broncos can limit the Ravens on the ground, that would probably force them to abandon their game plan a bit and go to a more aerial attack, and I think that’s the best-case scenario for Denver.
None of Daniel Jones, Trevor Lawrence, or Zach Wilson could do substantial damage through the air against the Broncos.
If the Broncos want to win, making the Ravens a one-dimensional offense is key.
Taking away or limiting the rushing attack is the biggest key for the Broncos to win this game, in my opinion. Failure to do so will result in extended drives and a tired Denver defense.