Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs will face each other in one of the most exciting matches of the NFL 2021 season, Week 2. The home side wants to bounce back with a win after an extra-time defeat against the Raiders in the opening round. The visitors look forward to keeping up where they left off after their victory over the Browns in the first match of the regular season.
Baltimore continued their stunning unbeatable preseason record, as they celebrated in all three matches ahead of the NFL 2021 campaign. They were better than the Saints in a close matchup, while the Ravens were very confident against the Panthers and Washington Football Team. On the other hand, the Chiefs were also perfect during the preseason, beating the 49ers, the Cardinals, and the Vikings on the run.
Baltimore Ravens – Can they get back on the winning track?
Baltimore was pretty good in the regular seasons on several previous occasions, but they couldn’t do much in the playoffs. Lamar Jackson is the leading star in the team, and when he is stopped, the Ravens don’t have an adequate backup plan. They head to this clash after an opening defeat in Las Vegas after extra time, despite having a lead in the final quarter. Jackson led the Ravens’ way with 235 yards and a touchdown on 19-30 while logging 86 rushing yards on twelve carries. With four catches for 96 yards, Sammy Watkins was Jackson’s primary target.
On the other hand, Baltimore’s defense couldn’t keep focus in the last part of the match. They allowed a total of 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, which resulted in a six-point defeat. Marlon Humphrey and Patrick Queen were the most active in defense with nine tackles, while Deshon Elliott and Anthony Averett logged seven tackles each.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Ty’Son Williams, Sammy Watkins, Tylan Wallace, Devin Duvernay, Mark Andrews, Patrick Ricard, Alejandro Villanueva, Ben Powers, Bradley Bozeman, Kevin Zeitler, Patrick Mekari
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Broderick Washington, Brandon Williams, Calais Campbell, Tyus Bowser, Malik Harrison, Patrick Queen, Justin Houston, Anthony Averett, Chuck Clark, DeShon Elliott, Tavon Young
Quarter Back: Lamar Jackson
Kicker: Justin Tucker
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Kansas City Chiefs – Can they pursue another Super Bowl finals?
Kansas City had a confident start to the new campaign, as they celebrated a 33-29 victory over the Browns. They go to the chase for another Lombardi trophy battle, as the bookies see them among the major favorites to secure a Super Bowl spot. If they succeed, it would be their third consecutive battle for the NFL title. The Chiefs didn’t look great in the first half, though, but they pulled off a great turnaround. After trailing 22-10, they tightened the defense while scoring 23 for a final victory.
Patrick Mahomes led their way with 337 yards with three TDs on 27-36. Tyreek Hill logged 197 yards and a score from eleven grabs, while Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 14 carries and 43 yards. On the other hand, Kansas City allowed a total of 457 yards. However, Nick Bolton, Juan Tornhill, and L’Jarius Sneed participated with seven tackles each, while Mike Hughes added two tackles and a game-changing interception.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, Travis Kelce, Michael Burton, Orlando Brown Jr., Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, Lucas Niang
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Chris Jones, Jarran Reed, Derrick Nnadi, Frank Clark, Nick Bolton, Anthony Hitchens, Charvarius Ward, Tyrann Mathieu, Daniel Sorensen, L’Jarius Sneed, Ben Niemann
Quarter Back: Patrick Mahomes
Kicker: Harrison Butker
Expert Pick #1 – Kansas City Chiefs -3.5 @-110
After pulling off the comeback, the Chiefs will search for another victory for a 2-0 record. I see them winning this match and likely covering the number. They did a lot of good things in the opening game, and I’ll back them to build up on the Week 1 match. My first pick is the Chiefs ATS.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 54.5 @-110
After the first round, both sides have certain defensive issues to address. Kansas City gave up 457 total yards against the Browns, while Baltimore allowed 408 passing yards in their defeat to the Raiders. A high number of points is likely to happen, despite the challenging margin. Give me the Over as the second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – The Chiefs Over 30.5 @+100
After putting up 324 passing yards, the away side is set to produce another high-scoring game. They should take advantage of the Ravens’ weaknesses to capitalize and secure a victory. Therefore, I believe they’ll score more than 30.5 points, and the odds are pretty good.