3 reasons the Vikings will beat the Ravens in Week 9

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The Ravens will give up passing yards

Baltimore has been known to allow passing yards this season. Through the first seven weeks, they are letting opponents gain an average of 8.2 yards per completion and have given up 32 passing plays of 20 yards or more this season.

Of course, one of the biggest criticisms of the Vikings offense in recent weeks is that the team failed to take advantage of good matchups on Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson The short passes were a major downfall against a Dallas team that should have been challenged more often.

If Minnesota can push the ball down the field, they will have a good chance of beating Baltimore. Play-action will also be a huge weapon in the Vikings’ arsenal if they can pick up some yards on the ground with Dalvin Cook early on.

But if the run game stalls, the gameplan MUST shift to throwing the ball down the field and doing what they can to challenge this Baltimore defense. They haven’t proven to be able to tackle well or defend