The Baltimore Ravens 2017 season will start on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens are trying to get back to the playoffs after a two-year absence, and a good start here would be a real help. Here’s how the experts think that the game will go down for the team.
The SB Nation team doesn’t have a high opinion about the Ravens in this one, with all eight experts choosing the Bengals.
The local paper isn’t too optimistic about this one, with all six staff experts predicting that Baltimore loses to Cincinnati in a close one.
Ravens beat writer Jamison Hensley thinks that Joe Flacco’s lack of practice, injured back and past struggles against the Bengals will be too much for the team to overcome in a 17-13 loss.
Elliot Harrison is the only one taking Baltimore here. He acknowledges that there’s a lot working against the team going into Cincinnati, but he believes that the Ravens front seven is enough to give the team a 17-13 win.
The experts aren’t favoring the Ravens in this one. Most of them believe that the team’s troublesome history in Cincinnati and the fact that Flacco has practiced for only a week will lead to a loss.