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Week 15: Ravens vs. Jaguars preview, where to watch, prediction

Week 15: Baltimore Ravens (10-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars (8-5)

When

Sunday, December 17, 2022, at 8:20 p.m.

Where

EverBank Stadium (67,838)

Spread

Ravens are favored by 3.5 points

How to watch/listen

Television: NBC Sunday Night Football / WBAL Ch. 11 (Baltimore)

National radio: Westwood One Sports

Stream: Fubo TV

Series history

Jacksonville leads the all-time regular-season series, 13-10. The Ravens are 4-4 against the Jaguars under coach John Harbaugh. These teams last met in 2022, when Jacksonville recorded a last-second, 28-27 win at EverBank Field.

By the numbers

29 – Consecutive games the Ravens have rushed for 100 or more yards — the NFL’s longest active streak.

Notable

This marks John Harbaugh’s 10th season producing at least 10 regular-season wins. Since his 2008 Baltimore arrival, the Ravens’ 10 such seasons tie Green Bay and Kansas City for the NFL’s second most, only behind New England (13).

2023 rankings

Ravens: Total offense: 6; Total defense: 2

Jaguars: Total offense: 11; Total defense: 24

Ravens game plan

Offense

The Ravens had 43 pass attempts and 26 runs in a 37-31 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Rams last week. Harbaugh attributed the discrepancy to 25 plays in two-minute situations when those are going to be almost all passes. The Ravens might be more prone to throw the ball again because the Jaguars (92.2 yards per game) are ranked fourth overall against the run but allow 265.2 yards passing, which is 31st in the league. Jackson is looking to make more plays downfield and threw a pair of long touchdown passes — 54 yards and 46 yards — against the Rams. However, Jackson could not connect or four other attempts. Look for the Ravens to test the Jaguars’ secondary early to set up their running attack. The Ravens have been rotating players on the offensive line because of nagging injuries to left tackle Ronnie Stanley and right tackle Morgan Moses, so protecting Jackson will be a key factor.

Defense

Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton is playing at a Pro Bowl level but he left last week’s game against the Rams with a knee injury. His availability for Week 15 is uncertain. The Ravens do have depth at safety if Hamilton cannot play. Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 3,261 yards with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He is dealing with an ankle injury so the Ravens are going to play high pressure and force Lawrence to move around in the pocket. However, the Jaguars’ top wide receiver, Christian Kirk (787 yards), is out with an injury. Jacksonville’s interior offensive line has struggled but running back Travis Etienne has still managed 806 yards rushing. The Ravens allowed 128 yards on the ground to the Rams, so the run defense is going to have to play much better against Jacksonville.

Prediction

The Ravens have not won a road game against Jacksonville since 2016. Historically, it’s been a tough place to play. Nonetheless, the Ravens are fully embracing an opportunity to secure the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage for the AFC postseason. They are treating this matchup like a playoff game. The Ravens have a more talented roster and Jacksonville is dealing with several injuries that could be the difference if Baltimore avoids costly turnovers.

Ravens 28, Jaguars 24

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