The Ravens are aiming for their third consecutive victory as they travel to face the struggling Cardinals.

Last week, the Ravens defeated the Lions 38-6, while the Seahawks beat the Cardinals 20-10.

Ravens Offense:

  • Overall Ranking: 9th
  • Rushing: 3rd
  • Passing: 16th
  • Scoring: 10th

Ravens Defense:

  • Overall Ranking: 2nd
  • Rushing: 9th
  • Passing: 2nd
  • Scoring: 1st

Cardinals Offense:

  • Overall Ranking: 19th
  • Rushing: 6th
  • Passing: 28th
  • Scoring: 24th

Cardinals Defense:

  • Overall Ranking: 28th
  • Rushing: 25th
  • Passing: 23rd
  • Scoring: 26th

Turnover Differential:

  • Ravens: Minus-1
  • Cardinals: Plus-3

Ravens Player to Watch:

  • Defensive Tackle Justin Madubuike has already matched a career-high with 5½ sacks, contributing to the Ravens leading the NFL with 29 sacks from 12 different players. This has significantly improved the Ravens’ pass defense this season.Ravens 'optimistic' Lamar Jackson stays, have contingency plans

Cardinals Player to Watch:

  • Rookie Cornerback Garrett Williams played his first NFL game last Sunday after missing the first six games due to an ACL tear during his final year in college. Williams had an interception against the Seahawks, and the Cardinals hope he can continue to bolster their pass defense, which has been questionable throughout the season.

Key Matchup:

  • Quarterback Lamar Jackson is expected to perform well against a Cardinals defense that ranks in the bottom third of the league in various categories. The Cardinals have shown a decent pass rush at times this season, but it remains to be seen if they can slow down Jackson.

Key Injuries:

  • Ravens safety Marcus Williams (hamstring) missed practice time this week. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (shoulder), linebacker Odafe Oweh (ankle), and running back Keaton Mitchell (hamstring) were limited in practice.
  • Ravens linebacker Roquan Smith (shoulder) missed practice but was a full participant later in the week.
  • Cardinals starting safety Jalen Thompson (hamstring) was inactive last week and has been limited in practice.
  • Several Cardinals players, including linebacker Krys Barnes (hamstring), defensive lineman Kevin Strong (shoulder), and offensive lineman Elijah Wilkinson (neck), are dealing with injuries.
  • Quarterback Kyler Murray (knee) participated fully in practice but has not played since tearing his ACL last December.

Series Notes:

  • The home team has won the last four games in the series.
  • The average margin of victory in the series is 5.4 points, and no game has been decided by more than eight points.

Stats and Stuff:

  • Both Murray and Jackson are among the nine active NFL players who have won the Heisman Trophy.
  • The Ravens are 16-1 against the NFC with Lamar Jackson as their starter.
  • Last weekend, Jackson became the fourth QB in NFL history to achieve at least 350 yards passing, three TD passes, a rushing score, and a passer rating of at least 150 in a game.
  • Baltimore has rushed for at least 100 yards in 23 straight games, the longest active streak in the league.
  • Arizona is second with a six-game streak.
  • The Ravens have allowed an NFL-low seven TDs this season.
  • Baltimore’s Geno Stone leads the league with four interceptions.
  • The Cardinals ran for 127 yards last week against Seattle and have the NFL’s sixth-best rushing attack.
  • Despite the injury to starter James Conner (knee), the Cardinals have continued to move the ball effectively on the ground.
  • The Cardinals are averaging 5.23 yards per carry, ranking second in the NFL behind the Dolphins.
  • Quarterback Joshua Dobbs leads all QBs with five runs of at least 20 yards this season.

Fantasy Tip:

  • Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown will be playing against his former team for the first time since he was traded on draft day in 2022. He has been the team’s most reliable big-play threat all season and should be extra motivated to have a productive game.

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