Ravens vs. Raiders Week 4 Preview

By Jordan Johnson

In this match up the 3-0 Ravens return home after two close wins on the road against Cleveland (25-20) and Jacksonville (19-17) and look to improve to 4-0. The Raiders are 2-1 and are coming off a 17-10 win against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.


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The Ravens  defense has played very well only allowing 168.3 passing yards per game and holding opponents to only 3.8 yards per rush but might get a boost with rookie running back Kenneth Dixon having the possibility returning from a knee injury this week . The Ravens  offense has looked shaky at times but will look to rebound against a Raiders team that has allowed 34 and 35 points to the Falcons and Saints respectively. Joe Flacco and the offense has shown flashes of what they can be like when everything comes together for them and they will need a big game from them to get the win.


Running Back Kenneth Dixon. Photo courtesy  of baltimoreravens.com

The Ravens also announced yesterday that Linebacker Elvis Dumervil is expected to return from his foot injury and play in this game. The Raiders offense looks like a force to be reckoned with so far so Dumervil and the defense should have their work cut out for them. This should be a very good game between two of the top teams in the NFL and you can watch it Sunday at 1pm on CBS.

Elvis Dumervil

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