The Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars continue down a line of unsexy Monday Night Football games as Ray Rice and his band of brothers head down to Florida to visit Blaine Gabbert. The Week 7 NFL picks seem to favor the Ravens, not surprisingly, as Gabbert, Maurice Jones-Drew and the rest of the crew were shut out in this week's predictions.
SB Nation's Andrew Sharp predicts Baltimore will cover the nine point spread and that the Ravens are going to run away with their Monday Night Football affair, CBS Sports has the Ravens in a sweep on their picks for the week and the entire panel of ESPN experts -- aside from Ron Jaworski -- decided that the away team would win. Peter King of Sports Illustrated has the Ravens, too, as he compared the Jaguars to a junior varsity team.
The Ravens are in the JV part of their schedule -- Houston (minus Mario Williams and Andre Johnson) last week, the Jags this week, feeble Arizona next Sunday -- but then, in 19 days, they're at Pittsburgh, then take a 2,550-mile jaunt out to Seattle, then have the suddenly formidable Bengals and 49ers in a five-day span at home. They can't afford a letdown in these next two if they want to win the AFC North and hope to get a playoff bye.
For more on the Ravens, be sure to check out Baltimore Beat Down. The Jacksonville Jaguars also have a bustling blogging community at Big Cat Country. Make sure to check out all of this week's NFL picks and predictions as well.