The New England Patriots waited until the second half to show some life in their tight Week 9 victory over the rival New York Jets, but they might not have that luxury on Sunday, even as they play host in prime time. That’s because the Baltimore Ravens are coming to town, bringing with them the best rushing attack in the NFL, not to mention one of the best defenses in the league. Baltimore hasn’t necessarily seemed as dominant thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ undefeated start and occasional hiccups from reigning MVP Lamar Jackson, but make no mistake: They figure to be a tall task for the Patriots, who are just fighting to get close to .500.
The Ravens are relatively slight favorites for “Sunday Night Football,” according to the oddsmakers, with William Hill Sportsbook pegging Baltimore with “just” a seven-point advantage going into Week 10. But the consensus is clear: This is going to be a tough one for New England, with six of eight CBS Sports NFL experts picking the Ravens to win and cover, and all eight experts predicting a straight-up Baltimore victory. A win for the Ravens would push the AFC North contender to 7-2 on the year, and potentially one game behind the Steelers depending on how Pittsburgh fares against the Bengals.
Are the Ravens poised to roll coming off their bye? Or can Bill Belichick, Cam Newton and Co. spoil one at home? We’ll find out soon enough. Keep it locked right here throughout Sunday night’s matchup for live updates and analysis of all things Pats-Ravens.
How to watch
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts)
TV: NBC | Stream: fuboTV (try for free)