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Ravens vs Falcons: Can Lamar Jackson keep it going for Baltimore?

Ravens vs Falcons NFL odds, spreads and predictions

Game information

When is it? Sunday December 2nd

What time is kick off? 1:00 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Which channel is it on? CBS

The Atlanta Falcons look to keep their season alive as the Baltimore Ravens battle for a playoff spot.

Baltimore (6-5) picked their second win in a row and stayed alive in the mix of the AFC playoff picture after taking down the Oakland Raiders 34-17.

Lamar Jackson has provided a change of pace on offense the Ravens have needed, leading the team to their highest scoring total since Week 1.

Jackson completed 14 of 25 passes for 178 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while adding 11 carries for 71 yards and one touchdown.

Gus Edwards eclipsed over 100 rushing yards for the second straight game, carrying the ball 23 times for 118 yards.

Baltimore's defense showcased why they are the NFL's top defense, sacking Oakland three times as well as returning a punt and fumble both for touchdowns.

The Lowdown

The Atlanta Falcons (4-7) dropped their third game in a row on Thanksgiving night at the hands of the New Orleans Saints 31-17.

Matt Ryan was sacked a season-high six times while completing 35 of 47 passes for 377 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Atlanta's running game was absent against New Orleans as Tevin Coleman led the team with eight carries for just six yards, adding three catches for 17 yards and a touchdown.

Julio Jones, the NFL's receiving leader, had his sixth consecutive game over 100 yards, finishing with 11 catches for 147 yards.

The Falcons' passing game, led by Ryan and Jones, has been the team's lone bright spot this season ranking fourth in the league averaging (316.9 ypg).

Ravens vs Falcons Spread

The Falcons are getting 1 point in this matchup.

I expect Atlanta's high-powered offense to have some trouble against Baltimore.

The Ravens rank best in the NFL allowing (18.0 ppg) and (295.4 ypg).

Take Baltimore to cover.

Ravens vs Falcons Over/Under

The over/under in this matchup is set at 49 points.

My final score prediction: Baltimore Ravens 27, Atlanta Falcons 24

Take the over in this game.

Ravens vs Falcons Moneyline

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Where the game will be won or lost

The Falcons will need to find a way to slow down Jackson and Baltimore on defense; Atlanta ranks fifth worst in total defense allowing (396.7 ypg).

Atlanta will also have to find a way to generate points against a tough Ravens defense.

Baltimore ranks third in rushing defense (92.1 ypg) and second in passing defense (203 ypg).

Stephen Rodriguez
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