5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Baltimore Ravens – Week 9

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Jackson will put up 500 yards of offense

One game that has gone in the direction of the Ravens was a Monday night matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. With Baltimore trailing 22-3 with 3:06 remaining in the third quarter, Lamar Jackson put on his cape and flew around the field, totaling 504 yards of total offense in a 31-25 overtime victory.

Jackson may not need the same heroics, but this game has everything he needs to explode against the Vikings.

Without Danielle Hunter, Minnesota could have problems putting pressure on Jackson. That’s a major issue with the Ravens quarterback posting a 90.0 PFF grade when kept clean, the ninth-highest grade in the NFL.

Jackson’s dual-threat ability also stands to be a problem for the Vikings, who have missed tackles at an alarming rate. Bashaud Breeland ranks 13th in the NFL with a 23.3 missed tackle percentage and Anthony Barr hasn’t done much to help, checking in at 23.1 percent.

Even with the expected return of Michael Pierce, Minnesota won’t have an answer for Jackson on the ground or through the air. While he might not hit 500 total yards, there’s a good chance he could flirt with a high number.