Pundit Picks: Ravens vs. Patriots

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ESPN

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Matt Bowen
Mike Clay
Dan Graziano
Mina Kimes
Jason Reid
Laura Rutledge
Kevin Seifert
Seth Wickersham
Trey Wingo
Damien Woody

BALTIMORE SUN

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C.J. Doon
Ravens 30, Patriots 13 “The Ravens should be able to run the ball effectively and keep [Cam] Newton and a lackluster group of receivers contained, leading to a comfortable win.”
Daniel Oyefusi
Ravens 26, Patriots 17 “The Ravens aren’t a perfect team, but the first half of the season has shown that it takes superb play at quarterback and a collective defensive effort to knock them off. That’s a tough ask for an undermanned Patriots team with quarterback Cam Newton, who has struggled to throw the ball consistently after a hot start to the season.”
Jonas Shaffer
Ravens 28, Patriots 13 “If New England were even reasonably healthy, this could be a tossup. But the Ravens have favorable matchups in every phase of the game.”
Childs Walker
Ravens 31, Patriots 20 “[Lamar] Jackson will need to avoid turnovers against a good secondary, but the Patriots match up poorly against the Ravens' power and don’t have enough offensive weapons to keep pace.”

USA TODAY

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Jarrett Bell
Ravens 27, Patriots 19
Nate Davis
Ravens 23, Patriots 17
Jori Epstein
Ravens 31, Patriots 10
Mike Jones
Ravens 28, Patriots 22
Mike Middlehurst- Schwartz
Ravens 24, Patriots 21
Lorenzo Reyes
Ravens 24, Patriots 14
Tom Schad
Ravens 31, Patriots 14

NFL

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Gregg Rosenthal
Ravens 35, Patriots 17 “This was a nightmare matchup for the Patriots last season, even when they had a strong defense. Now Bill Belichick coaches the 31st-ranked group in football, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metric. New England's especially soft against the run, going up against a Ravens team that leads the league in rushing. Expect to see Robert Griffin III by the IVth quarter. ”

NFL NETWORK

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Adam Rank
Ravens 26, Patriots 22
Colleen Wolfe
Ravens 28, Patriots 14
Marcas Grant
Ravens 24, Patriots 16
Maurice Jones-Drew
Ravens 27, Patriots 23
Daniel Jeremiah
Ravens 28, Patriots 17
Nick Shook
Ravens 30, Patriots 10

SPORTING NEWS

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Vinnie Iyer
Ravens 20, Patriots 14 “The Patriots drafted and rebuilt their defense to better contain running QBs. They will work to take away that element and force the Ravens to grind out yards, not worrying much about big plays downfield. The Patriots, unfortunately, can't trust Cam Newton to be in comfortable passing or running situations against the Ravens' defense, either.”

CBS SPORTS

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Pete Prisco
Ravens 27, Patriots 17 “Look for Lamar Jackson and the running game to have a big game against the New England defense. Cam Newton will not be able to keep up.”
Jason La Canfora
Will Brinson
Ravens 24, Patriots 14 “Baltimore should run all day long against New England.”
Jared Dubin
Ryan Wilson
John Breech
Ravens 27, Patriots 20
Dave Richard
Jamey Eisenberg

PRO FOOTBALL TALK

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Michael David Smith
Ravens 28, Patriots 17 “The Patriots barely beat a terrible Jets team on Monday night. They’re not going to have much luck against one of the best teams in the league.”
Mike Florio
Ravens 24, Patriots 20 “The Ravens are not taking the Patriots lightly. Which means that the Ravens will not find a way to lose this one.”
Chris Simms
Ravens 27, Patriots 14 “I think the Patriots hang tough. They’ll probably have some creative things in the game plan that’ll confuse Baltimore maybe for a little bit, but I think eventually [the Ravens] just wear them down.”

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

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Albert Breer
Andrew Brandt
Conor Orr
Gary Gramling
Jenny Vrentas
Mitch Goldich

FANSIDED

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Matt Verderame
Ravens 20, Patriots 16 “Baltimore is clearly the better team and should handle business, although Bill Belichick will have something for Lamar Jackson this time around. Still, Jackson will cause problems with his legs, and Cam Newton won’t win enough with his lack of weaponry.”

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