Jaguars WR Calvin Ridley goes off vs. Ravens: 5 Predictions for Sunday Night Football

• The Jaguars will need Calvin Ridley to step up if they want to beat the Ravens

• Here are 5 predictions for the Sunday Night Football bout in Week 15

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) pulls in a pass before going out of bounds on
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) pulls in a pass before going out of bounds on / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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2. The Jaguars defense will keep Lamar Jackson under 200 yards

The Jaguars' defense shined early in the season. Whether it was turnovers, or stopping the run, they had no trouble stymying opposing offenses. However, the group has shown cracks during the two-game losing skid, missing tackles, blowing coverage, and routinely giving up big plays. This is a prideful group, and they'll be motivated to play clean football against the Ravens and Lamar Jackson.

One of the best moves Baltimore made in the offseason was hiring Todd Monken as their offensive coordinator. Under Monken, Jackson has enjoyed a resurgence, completing a career-best 66.8 percent of his passes for 2,934 yards with 16 touchdowns and just six interceptions. While he's still a threat to take off at any given time, he's shown more patience in the pocket this season, waiting for his reads to develop before leaving the pocket.

Having a pair of new weapons in Zay Flowers and Odell Beckham Jr. has also helped Jackson. But in Week 15, the Jaguars defense will have their best performance of the season and will keep him under 250 yards under the lights of primetime football.

1. Calvin Ridley will have a revenge game vs. the Ravens

Talk after the loss to the Cleveland Browns centered on the lack of communication between Trevor Lawrence and Calvin Ridley on a play that led to an interception. Offensive coordinator Press Taylor has stated that it was a question of communication not being optimal rather than a case of Ridley running the wrong route.

Ridley has conceded that he should've looked back sooner and he's certainly not pleased he's let plays slip through his hands. The Alabama product says he'll be more focused moving forward, so expected him to be in the zone on Sunday Night Football and rack up over 100 yards against the Ravens' secondary.

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