2021 NFL Week 1 – Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders Preview & Pick

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THE FACTS

When is Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders taking place? Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders will take place on Tuesday 14th September, 2021 at 01:15 (UK)

Where is Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders taking place? Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise

What is the expected weather for Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders? 34c, clear skies

Where can I get tickets for Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What channel is Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule to see if Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders is televised

Where can I stream Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders? If televised on Sky, subscribers will be able to stream Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders live via Sky Go, while subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can also stream matches live on their platform

THE TEAM NEWS

BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • Baltimore Ravens finished second in last season’s AFC North with an 11-5 record and despite getting the better of Tennessee Titans in their Wild Card matchup, they fell at the next hurdle with Buffalo stifling them.
  • Baltimore’s preparations have not gone smoothly for this campaign with RBs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards both suffering season-ending ACL injuries while CB Marcus Peters endured the same fate.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

  • Las Vegas Raiders were hugely inconsistent last season and that showed with their 8-8 record which saw them fall short of making the post-season which is something they will be targeting this year.
  • The Raiders had a fairly low-key draft with OT Alex Leatherwood their first-round pick but they have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball, although there is a lot of pressure on QB Derek Carr to perform.

THE PREDICTION

Las Vegas Raiders fell narrowly short in their quest to make the play-offs last year and they will be eager to get off to a good start here in a bid to put that right this time around. However, they face a tough task as they host Baltimore Ravens, a team that are capable of going deep into the post-season. They have been hit by some injuries to key personnel during the off-season but they still boast plenty of talent and with QB Lamar Jackson under center, the road team should still have too much for the Raiders.

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