The Las Vegas Raiders kick off their 2021 schedule at home against Baltimore, and here are some keys to victory Monday night.
It has been a long-time coming for everyone within the Las Vegas Raiders organization and fanbase. Finally, after a Covid-19 restricted 2020 season, fans will pour into Allegiant Stadium next Monday night. The Silver and Black host the Baltimore Ravens in an ESPN primetime matchup to kick off the 2021 regular season.
The Raiders will face a formidable, but beatable, Ravens team led by 2019’s NFL MVP Lamar Jackson.
In years past, the Baltimore Ravens fielded some of the NFL’s most feared defensive units. With legends such as Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, and Terrell Suggs roaming in Baltimore’s defense, they were undeniably one of the league’s most intimidating opponents.
However, times have changed, and while the Ravens still possess highly talented players such as Calais Campbell, Marlon Humphrey, and Marcus Peters, there are questions within the supporting cast. From an offensive standpoint, there is no denying the impact that Lamar Jackson has on each game.
Again though, between injuries and new faces on the unit, Baltimore’s roster is not at full-strength despite it being week 1. Ultimately, this bodes well for the Las Vegas Raiders and their ability to fulfill their keys to victory.