NFL Week 9, 2019: 20 Bold predictions to consider

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2. Ravens hand Patriots first loss of 2019

In what could very well to turn out to be the most exciting game of the weekend, the New England Patriots will hit the road to take on the Baltimore Ravens, as these two AFC contenders should put on quite a show Sunday night.

In fact, if all goes well for these two teams over the next few months, this could even end up being an early playoff preview in the AFC.

But before jumping that far ahead, the main focus for Sunday night will be seeing if the Patriots can keep their undefeated streak alive, or if the Ravens will be too much for them to handle.

Normally, New England’s success comes from Tom Brady running the offense, but the defense has actually been the main difference maker for the Patriots so far in 2019 was some of their elite performances.

Of course, the argument can be made that New England’s defense has yet to face a challenge like Baltimore, as Lamar Jackson continues to prove that he’s a special kind of quarterback with his playmaking ability.

After making a huge statement two weeks ago by defeating the Seattle Seahawks on the road, Jackson can make another one if the Ravens knock off the Patriots.