Regardless of QB Lamar Jackson’s 6-1 profession regular-season document towards the Bengals, the Ravens are nonetheless underdogs in Week 2. However Jackson would not have it another means.
“I really like being the underdog,” Jackson told reporters. “I actually do not care to be puffed up or individuals displaying that we’re on prime of the league. I might moderately be the underdog as a result of we all the time have one thing to show. We all the time have a chip on our shoulder to go on the market and win a recreation.”
Baltimore is probably going already dialed in for its matchup towards Cincinnati after shedding two video games, together with the Wild Card recreation, final season.
Nevertheless, Jackson was absent from each of these conferences and RB Gus Edwards believes the Ravens have the higher hand with him within the lineup.
“Sure, we misplaced a pair occasions, however I really feel like we performed robust video games,” Edwards said. “We have been in these video games till the very finish, and with Lamar again, we have now our chief again, and it may be numerous extra massive performs.”
Baltimore is coming off a powerful Week 1 efficiency the place it defeated the Texans 25-9, however it will not be as simple crusing this week, particularly if Jackson performs like he did final week.
Jackson completed the sport with 207 yards, one interception and one fumble misplaced.
Though the Ravens have misplaced some key gamers to accidents, together with RB J.Ok. Dobbins, CB Marlon Humphrey and security Marcus Williams, Jackson continues to be assured they will upset the Bengals.
“It is no excuses,” Jackson added. “All of us have guys within the NFL which can be getting paid to bust their behinds, so it’s what it’s. It is powerful simply because they’re key gamers, however we have now guys which can be going to step up and lead us on the market on that area and do what they’re presupposed to do.”