5 keys for Raiders to beat Ravens on Monday night

It’s a prime time clash in Sin City as the Las Vegas Raiders look to contain Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.

The recent years have been good to the Ravens and not so good for the franchise that now calls Sin City its home. Baltimore is one of four teams in the league that has reached the playoffs at least three consecutive years. On the other hand, the Raiders have been to the playoffs once (2016) since ’03.

A year ago, Jon Gruden’s club got off to 6-3 start only to wilt down the stretch. That collapse had a familiar ring to it given the team won six of its first 10 games in 2019 and missed the playoffs. It’s a Monday night battle in Las Vegas and a big test for the Silver and Black.

5. Lessons learned from last meeting

Back in 2018 at Baltimore, Jon Gruden’s club got the full experience from the eventual AFC North champion as John Harbaugh’s team came away with a 34-17 triumph. The Ravens’ offense, defense and special teams all reached the end zone that afternoon.

Led by running back Gus Edwards (118) and quarterback Lamar Jackson (71), Baltimore rolled up 242 yards on the ground. The Silver and Black allowed the Ravens to gain 416 yards of total offense. It will be interesting to see if new Raiders’ defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has some answer for this attack.

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