Chargers, Ravens Set For Potential Playoff Preview
One of the best NFL Week 6 games set for Sunday is a matchup of 4-1 teams that will be taking place in Baltimore. The Ravens host the Los Angeles Chargers, and there is a strong possibility that this will be a potential playoff preview.
The Los Angeles Chargers have been one of the most surprising teams in the NFL through the first five weeks of the season. Los Angeles has now won three straight games, including a pair of impressive victories over the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns.
Baltimore has even more momentum than the Chargers, as they have now won four straight games. The Ravens have been a fixture in the AFC Playoffs of late, and they just pulled off a stunning comeback win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.
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Herbert Needs Help in LA
Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert has emerged as one of the top players in the NFL, and he has delivered some big-time performances for this team. Herbert has thrown for 1,576 yards and 13 touchdowns this season, but he is going to need some help in this game.
Running back Austin Ekeler is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle for the Chargers, and he has to find a way to be great on the ground. Ekeler has rushed for 349 yards and four touchdowns this season, and he has to help Los Angeles extend some drives.
Los Angeles has been a much more improved defense this season as they are only allowing 23.2 points per game. The problem for the Chargers has been when it comes to stopping the run, as they are allowing over 157 rushing yards per game.
Baltimore is going to attack the Chargers on the ground on Sunday, and that defense has to find a way to stand up and get some stops.
Jackson Destroying Defenses For Ravens
Lamar Jackson has already won an MVP during his time in the NFL, but he might be playing his best football of his career. Jackson has thrown for 1,519 yards this season while also racking up 341 yards on the ground.
Baltimore leans on Jackson to do pretty much everything for them on offense, and the Chargers will be coming after him on Sunday. Wide receiver Marquise Brown leads the team with 451 yards and five touchdowns, and he should also play a big role in this game.
The Ravens struggled defensively in the first half on Monday Night Football, but that unit was able to respond. Baltimore is going to need some great play from its secondary if they are going to slow down Herbert and the Chargers.
Ravens Run Over Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers are one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL, but the Baltimore Ravens are the most punishing. Baltimore just completely overwhelms teams with its rushing attack, and the Chargers have struggled to defend the run all season long.
Los Angeles will be able to hang tight in this game for the first three quarters, but their struggling run defense is going to cost them the game. Baltimore just won’t stop running the football, and that will allow them to pull ahead in the fourth quarter.
Head to either BetUS Sportsbook or BetOnline and take the Baltimore Ravens -3.0 as they move to 5-1 with a convincing win over the Los Angeles Chargers.