The Las Vegas Raiders take on Baltimore on Monday night, and here are three members of the Ravens to worry about in Week 1.
Last year, the Baltimore Ravens, who take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1, were easily one of the most talented teams in the AFC, as they were second in the AFC North and earned a wildcard spot with a record of 11-5. Last year, the Ravens would go on to beat a talented Tennessee Titans team by a score of 20-13 in the Wild Card round, only to lose to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional round.
In 2021, Baltimore looks to have even greater success behind the leadership of Lamar Jackson, one of the more dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL. Jackson has already won an MVP award, and since becoming the starter, his Ravens have been a perennial playoff team.
Fortunately for Las Vegas in the season opener, Baltimore is without many of their offensive weapons, as players like Rashod Bateman and running backs Gus Edwards and JK Dobbins are out with injuries. On Thursday, they suffered a huge loss with the injury to Edwards, while also seeing Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters’ season end with a torn ACL as well.
Even with those players missing time on Monday, there are still a few players that Las Vegas will have to be prepared for.