The regular season is coming to a close and many NFL Survivor Pools have already been decided, so this NFL Survivor Pool Pick is one that a surprising number of participants have left in their repertoire of NFL teams.
The great thing is that for the half of you that have this team left will get what may be the easiest NFL Survivor pick in weeks! The Cincinnati Bengals are an obvious bad team ranked #30 in our NFL Power Rankings Week 17 and are facing a Baltimore Ravens team that just needs to win to get in the NFL Playoffs. They will!
The Super Bowl Odds are still a good way to go with the Ravens as Lamar Jackson has gotten back his old style and skills or let’s say he is back to 100% healthy. The Ravens are a team you do not want to be playing in the postseason and depending on their seeding and path may make it all the way to the Big Game this year.
Baltimore Ravens -13 at Cincinnati Bengals.
Over/Under Total 43½.
Baltimore is Unstoppable
The Ravens are averaging 37 points over their last four games and are the hottest team in the NFL due to the play of Lamar Jackson for a large part. The rest of the team, especially the running game, are also peaking at the right time with the rushing game on a mad pace bullying opposing defenses.
On defense, Baltimore has been holding up their end of this team bargain by frustrating quarterbacks and offenses by limiting their scoring. The defense is now ranked No. 4 in points allowed at a minimal 20 per game. Cincinnati won’t get close to 20 points and may not make double digits scoring this week.
This offense is crushing it because of Jackson pulverizing it on the football field. He is doing it both passing and running which frustrates the defenses so much it comes across as offensive. Jackson has double-digit carries in seven of their last eight games and will make the Bengals’ usually decent rush defense look sloppy bad!
The weapons Jackson has in Marquise Brown and Mark Edwards have developed into solid top NFL players at their position. This matchup presents a monstrous upside to the output by these guys from Jackson’s aerial skills.
Deep Explosions vs Cincinnati Defense
The Bengals’ defense against the pass will be the worst part of this game for Cincinnati fans as they can’t stop the big play. They have given up the third most explosive plays over 20 yards in the NFL at 56.
This lack of stopping the big play will be the early demise of a Bengals team already thinking of vacations and rest. Early in the game, you can expect Jackson and his receivers to exploit this and give you an excellent first half bet on the Ravens -7 at BetUS sportsbook.
NFL Survivor Pool Guide Pick
This Survivor Pool Guide Pick is going to be easy this week. The Ravens should be up so much by the 4th quarter that their starters will be out for backups to get some work. Your NFL Survivor Pool Pick is the NFL Pick of the Baltimore Ravens in a breeze over the Cincinnati Bengals.