JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Tennessee Titans and teammate Chris Johnson watch on against the Jacksonville Jaguars during their season opener at EverBank Field on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
NFL pundits pick the Ravens over to the Titans. Can the Titans and Chris Johnson overcome the power of prediction?
The Baltimore Ravens made a bold statement last week with a lopsided win over Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. Ray Rice led the Ravens offense with 149 yards from scrimmage, while future Hall of Famers Ed Reed and Ray Lewis locked down their division rival's offense.
As a result of that win, the Ravens are a unanimous pick to beat the Tennessee Titans in Music City this week. While Ray Rice has to like the chance to face a defense that allowed 163 total rushing yards, the Titans have a well-known running back of their own in Chris Johnson. Peter King picks the Ravens, but sees Johnson shaking off the rust from his training camp holdout.
NFL Network's Albert Breer raises a salient point while picking the Ravens to win a close one. Will there be a hangover effect from their win last week?
...I still think there will be a bit of a letdown.
ESPN's panel of experts all picked the Ravens, as well as Andrew Sharp from SB Nation.
For more Ravens talk, check out Baltimore Beatdown, and get your Titans fix from Music City Miracles.