4 reasons to bet on Justin Fields to torch Ravens defense
3. Ravens defense meets Justin Fields strengths
The Ravens defense is not your father’s defense. Or your older brothers, or even the defense you remember from last year. This defense has struggled and put Lamar Jackson in spots where has had four fourth-quarter comebacks already.
The Ravens defense is banged up in their secondary and is currently relying on day three rookie Brandon Stephens to play safety, and depth corner Anthony Averett at corner.
The Ravens defense is hit or miss in that they create turnovers, but get hit with the long ball. They currently rank 30th in explosive passes allowed. This is the perfect remedy for Justin Fields, who has shown that he uses his legs to extend plays and create explosions downfield.
Justin Fields average depth of target leads the NFL. So does the percent of passes that travel 20 yards or more. On top of that, PFF has him 5th in big-time throws. So, he is pushing the ball down the field more than anyone, and hitting with accuracy. The Ravens being a team that is giving up deep balls to all other quarterbacks is not good.