After pulling off a last-minute come-from-behind win over the Browns in Week 8, the Seattle Seahawks look to continue their winning ways against another AFC North foe.
The Baltimore Ravens currently lead the AFC North and are heavy home favorites this Sunday as they take on the Seahawks. With a (6-2) record coming into Sunday's matchup, the Ravens have been one of the best teams in the AFC. The Ravens are riding a three-game winning streak into their Week 9 showdown with the Seahawks.
With a healthy Lamar Jackson, the Ravens are more dynamic in 2023. Lamar has thrown for 1,767 yards this season, with nine touchdowns, and just three interceptions. He also has rushed for 380 yards and has five rushing touchdowns. Lamar's favorite target in the red zone this year has been Ravens TE Mark Andrews. Six of Lamar's nine touchdown passes have been caught by Andrews. Both Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews will pose challenges for the Seahawks defense in Week 9.
On the defensive side of the ball, Ravens DT Justin Madubuike has wreaked havoc this year on opposing offenses, with 6.5 sacks on the season. Also, Ravens ILB Roquan Smith, who was acquired last season in a trade with Chicago, has led Baltimore in tackles (82) and has (1.5) sacks on the year.
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Ravens LB Patrick Queen has been a game wrecker as well, with 69 tackles and 3.5 sacks. As a whole, the Ravens' defense has been stingy giving up the fewest points (15.1) per game and second-fewest yards (276.5) per game.
Clearly, the Seahawks are going to have their work cut out for them on both sides of the ball in Week 9. Playing against a good quarterback and a team with arguably the best defense in the league. Which Seahawks will have the answers in Week 9?