Ravens vs. Colts how to watch: TV, live stream, pick, as Lamar Jackson, Carson Wentz do battle in prime time – CBSSports.com

The final game of Week 5 is here. The 3-1 Baltimore Ravens play host to the 1-3 Indianapolis Colts at M&T Bank Stadium, and each team needs to come away with a win to keep pace in the division. Baltimore has weathered a slew of injuries and managed to remain in the mix of AFC contenders, while the Colts have been unable to overcome their ailments and do the same. Will Lamar Jackson and company net another victory to move to 4-1, or will Carson Wentz and the crew pull off an upset on the road? We’re glad you asked, because we’re here once again to break down the matchup. But first, here’s how you can watch the game. How to watchDate: Monday, Oct. 11 | Time: 8:15 p.m. ETLocation: M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore)TV: ESPN | Stream: fuboTV (click here)Follow: CBS Sports AppOdds: Ravens -7, O/U 46When the Colts have the ballPart of the reason the Colts felt confident they could fix the issues that plagued Carson Wentz in Philadelphia was that they had an elite offensive line. Well, not so much right now. Star guard Quenton Nelson is on injured reserve and right tackle Braden Smith is out with foot and thumb injuries after not practicing all week. Wentz has been under pressure on a league-high 47.4 percent of his dropbacks this season, per TruMedia, and while some of that is attributable to his tendency to hang on to the ball for too long, but some of it is also attributable to a line that is obviously not operating at a high level at the moment.  As a result, Wentz is not really threatening defenses with any downfield passes. He’s averaging just 6.6 air yards per attempt, the fourth-lowest mark among qualified passers. While he has avoided turning the ball over (one interception and one fumble in four games), he has also completed just 10 passes of 20 yards or more. Only Jameis Winston, Jimmy Garoppolo, Ryan Tannehill, Jacoby Brissett, and Davis Mills had fewer prior to Week 5.None of this is ideal when facing a Baltimore defense that has largely excelled despite several injuries in the defensive backfield. The Ravens sport the league’s fourth-highest pressure rate on opponent dropbacks, and they send extra rushers on the blitz more often than all but three teams as well. Rookie edge rusher Odafe Oweh is off to a terrific start, and he’s been a wonderful complement to the more experienced pass rushers like Calais Campbell, Tyus Bowser, Justin Houston, and Pernell McPhee. Indianapolis figures to try to center the game plan around Jonathan Taylor and the ground game — the better to keep Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense off the field. But Baltimore’s blitz-heavy defense is also good against the run, ranking inside the NFL’s top 10 so far, and with the Colts’ offensive line issues, they may find it difficult to get much going against the likes of Campbell, Brandon Williams, Justin Madubuike, and Broderick Washington. The best plan of attack might be one where the Colts attack with short, quick passes to Nyheim Hines out of the backfield (right in Wentz’s wheelhouse anyway), or to Michael Pittman or Parris Campbell on short crossers. That way, they’d be targeting Baltimore’s linebackers rather than a secondary that has so far been extremely stingy in coverage. It’ll be interesting to see whether the Ravens use Marlon Humphrey to shadow Pittman, who has been the clear No. 1 receiver, or elect to keep him in the slot (working mostly against Zach Pascal) and trust Anthony Averett on the outside. When the Ravens have the ballRemember this?  [email protected] says Lamar Jackson is a sleeper for QB under the most pressure this season

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