Baltimore Ravens vs San Diego Chargers: 3 Bold Predictions

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Sep 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (92) smiles during the game against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Four man rushes will be enough

Fact: Philip Rivers‘ passer rating is 32 points higher when he is blitzed than when he is not. Few quarterbacks are better against the blitz, as Rivers excels at finding the open receiver and getting rid of the ball quickly.

That said, the Chargers’ offensive line is terrible, especially up the middle. Brandon Williams and Haloti Ngata should have a ball going up against their young, struggling interior offensive line. Both Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil should have little trouble getting pressure on King Dunlap and D.J. Fluker as well.

That will allow the Ravens to keep seven guys in coverage and still generate pressure. Under pressure, Rivers only goes for a 75 passer rating. The Ravens can and should rely on four guys to get that pressure, which should be a winning formula for the Ravens’ defense.