Ravens Can Beat Chargers: 3 Reasons Why

Chris Schisler

The Baltimore Ravens host the San Diego Chargers this Sunday. Both teams are 7-4 and the battle is crucial for the race to the postseason. Here are 5 reasons to be optimistic about the game for Ravens fans.

1.) The Baltimore Ravens have home field advantage. The Ravens have lost only one game in Baltimore this season. The Ravens have 3 home victories that were by 20 points or more. San Diego to Baltimore can be a rough trip. The last time the Chargers had a game on the east coast was 4 weeks ago, before their bye. They lost to the Dolphins 37-0 in that game. The only other east coast game for San Diego was in Buffalo. The Chargers won and the Bills benched EJ Manuel.

2.) The Ravens should be able to run the football against the Chargers. The Chargers are about middle of the pack in rush defense. The Ravens have a top 10 rushing attack. Justin Forsett is coming off a game in which he had nearly 200 rushing yards. The Chargers are much tougher than the Saints defense but they won’t stop the Ravens run game. Everything is built off the run game in Baltimore.

3.) The Chargers offense is often one dimensional. They like to air it out a lot with Phillip Rivers. The Chargers only average 89 rushing yards per contest, which ranks 27th in this category. The Ravens will be able to pin their ears back and rush the passer. Elvis Dumervil is 2nd in the NFL in sacks, with 12.5. Terrell Suggs has 6 sacks while Pernell McPhee has 4. Rivers has been sacked 21 times this season.

This should be a great game against two good teams. At the end of the day, I believe the match ups favor the Ravens in Baltimore. Is it Sunday yet?!

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