The Baltimore Ravens visit the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football for the first time in front of fans in Allegiant Stadium.
The front end of the Las Vegas Raiders schedule is really going to test how good of a team they actually are, as they are facing teams who were all either in the playoffs or in playoff contention last season. The Baltimore Ravens have been a very good and consistent team over the past decade, and they will be the first team to invade Allegiant Stadium in 2021.
The Ravens have one of the most dangerous rushing games in all of the NFL, led by MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson. They have lost two running backs recently, and one of them was supposed to play a major role in the offense this season in second-year pro, JK Dobbins.
However, there is still talent there, as Gus Edwards is a very capable backup, and they just signed Le’Veon Bell.
The Ravens defense is once again loaded, and will be a good test for a new-look Raiders offense, one that revamped the offensive line this offseason, and is looking to get more production from the current wideout group. Overall, this is going to be a good barometer as to where the Raiders stand this season.
Here, we look at three things to keep an eye on in Week 1.