Week 12 staff predictions: Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence drops back during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence drops back during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Our experts did something that seemed improbable after struggling all year — they went 7-0 when all chose the Kansas City Chiefs over the Jaguars in Week 10.

Also, for the first time since Week 4 when multiple expert pickers were 2-2, someone has climbed the mountain back to the .500 mark on predictions — me!

This week, as the Jaguars come off a bye week and welcome in the Baltimore Ravens, five our our experts have chosen the Ravens. I have not and you can read why below.

The Ravens come in after winning 13-3 over the Carolina Panthers last week. The Ravens were coming off their bye week and were playing a game at home against a lesser opponent, yet they had to score 10 points in the fourth quarter to win.

The Jaguars hope to have a better showing at home off their bye week while playing an opponent that is 7-3 and atop the AFC North division.

Can the 3.5-point underdog Jaguars pull off the upset? Tune in at 1 p.m. Sunday to find out what happens.

More Jaguars coverage:

DEMETRIUS HARVEY

Jaguars beat writer

Ravens 28, Jaguars 17

You'd think the Jaguars have struggled all season against running quarterbacks considering that Daniel Jones was able to go over 100 yards. However, they really haven't been tested aside from that game. That'll change on Sunday against Lamar Jackson, and I can't see them staying disciplined enough to stop him.

Season: 3-7

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MIKE DiROCCO

ESPN

Ravens 31, Jaguars 24

Daniel Jones ran for 107 yards against this team. Daniel Jones. What do you think Lamar Jackson is going to do?

Season: 3-7

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Mike DiRocco, ESPN

GENE FRENETTE

Times-Union Sports columnist

Jaguars 27, Ravens 23

I think a Jaguars bye week is hugely beneficial for a matchup against one of the more vulnerable first-place teams in the NFL. The Ravens are on a four-game win streak, but their defense is not invincible, especially if rookie safety Kyle Hamilton is unavailable. Plus, Trevor Lawrence seems to be calming down and avoiding turnovers.

Season: 2-8

BRUCE LIPSKY/Times-Union --Times-Union sports columnist Gene Frenette was photographed in the Times-Union studio on Thursday, December 26, 2007, in Jacksonville, FL.(The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)
BRUCE LIPSKY/Times-Union --Times-Union sports columnist Gene Frenette was photographed in the Times-Union studio on Thursday, December 26, 2007, in Jacksonville, FL.(The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

GARRY SMITS

Times-Union Sports reporter

Ravens 27, Jaguars 21

Baltimore has two pieces of Kryptonite for the Jaguars defense: a mobile quarterback in Lamar Jackson and a dangerous tight end in Mark Andrews (second to Kansas City's Travis Kelce in receptions and yardage among NFL tight ends with 48 catches for 551 yards). Get back to me if the Jags stop either type of player.

Season: 4-6

Garry Smits, Florida Times-Union
Garry Smits, Florida Times-Union

JUSTON LEWIS

Times-Union Sports reporter

Ravens 28, Jaguars 17

Lamar Jackson. That's all.

Season: 4-6

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Juston Lewis headshot
Times-Union sports writer Clayton Freeman. [Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union]
Times-Union sports writer Clayton Freeman. [Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union]

CLAYTON FREEMAN

Times-Union Sports reporter

Ravens 24, Jaguars 17

A tough matchup for the Jags: Not only does Baltimore bring Lamar Jackson back to the Sunshine State, but the Ravens are showing signs of improvement on the defensive side of the ball.

Season: 4-6

TIM WALTERS

Times-Union Sports Editor

Jaguars 23, Ravens 17

The Jaguars only play close games, and if you look at the Baltimore Ravens' past two games, they haven't scored a lot of points. While Lamar Jackson is feared for his running ability, he's only combined for 342 passing yards, a touchdown and an an interception in his last two outings. He has 113 rushing yards in those two games, but had just 31 rushing yards as the Ravens scored just 13 points against the lowly Panthers last week. If the Jaguars follow the Panthers' formula and limit Jackson's ability to run, forcing him to pass, this could be a good day for the Jaguars coming off a bye week. I also like them being at home and just 3.5-point underdogs.

Season: 5-5

USA TODAY NETWORK-FLORIDA Deputy State Sports Editor Tim Walters
USA TODAY NETWORK-FLORIDA Deputy State Sports Editor Tim Walters

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