6 bold predictions for Ravens’ Week 8 matchup vs. Buccaneers

The Baltimore Ravens will play in their second prime time matchup of the 2022 season as they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a “Thursday Night Football” showdown. Both teams could use a win in the contest, with quarterbacks Lamar Jackson and Tom Brady facing off for the second time in their NFL careers.

The Ravens come into the game with a 4-3 record, while the Buccaneers enter at 3-4. There are plenty of storylines to look out for, including if Baltimore can shut down the Tampa Bay offense and whether the Ravens’ offense can get back on track in a big way against a depleted secondary.

Below we look at six bold predictions for Baltimore’s Week 8 matchup with the Buccaneers.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson throws for 300+ yards, four touchdowns

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The Tampa Bay secondary is depleted as can be, and Jackson has struggled over the course of the last four weeks. With those two things in mind, it seems like the perfect “get right” game for the signal caller and the Baltimore offense, as he throws for over 300 yards and four touchdowns.

– Kevin Oestreicher

TE Mark Andrews has 150+ yards receiving, two touchdowns

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Andrews was shut out on National Tight Ends day, hauling in no passes for no yards. Lamar Jackson looks his way early and often against the Buccaneers on Thursday night as the tight end catches seven passes for 150 yards and two scores.

– Steve Rudden

Ravens intercept Tom Brady three times

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Baltimore’s defense has been a turnover machine through the first seven weeks of the 2022 season, almost reaching their entire total from 2021 in that span. With Tampa Bay’s offense reeling, the Ravens’ defense could add three more interceptions to their total.

– Kevin Oestreicher

WR James Proche II has career night

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Proche hasn’t made much noise during the 2022 season after a year in which he had very high expectations coming in. On Thursday night in Tampa Bay he catches his first touchdown of the season, which is one of eight receptions on the day.

– Steve Rudden

ILB Patrick Queen has 10+ tackles, two sacks in standout performance

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Queen has come on as of late, playing with extreme confidence and ability. He keeps his hot streak going against the Buccaneers on Thursday night, finishing the game with 10 tackles and two sacks in another great performance on the field.

– Kevin Oestreicher

Ravens OLB Odafe Oweh has two sacks, forced fumble

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Oweh entered 2022 with massive expectations as Baltimore’s No. 1 pass rusher. His sack totals are low this season, but on Thursday night he gets to future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady two times while also forcing a fumble.

– Steve Rudden

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire