Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 2 game?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic

The Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens face off on Sunday in a Week 2 NFL game.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these NFL Week 2 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 5:20 p.m. MST time on NBC.

The Chiefs are a 2.5-point favorite in the game.

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Pro Football Network: Ravens 24, Chiefs 23

Ben Rolfe writes: "The way that the Browns bullied the Chiefs has interesting connotations for this Week 2 matchup. If the Ravens can have the same success on the ground, they can grind the clock and force Mahomes to chase the game. The Chiefs stayed patient in Week 1, but can they do it again against a team that will look to dominate time of possession?"

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Fansided: Chiefs 27, Ravens 13

Matt Conner writes: "The Ravens are always going to be a tough out, so no one should overlook them or even consider them soft on the schedule. The road game only makes it a bit tougher being away from Arrowhead. That said, the Ravens haven’t beaten Andy Reid once in four meetings since he took over on the Chiefs’ sidelines and three of those games have featured Jackson at the helm of the offense. Last year, it wasn’t even a close game (the Chiefs won by two touchdowns) and it was a Monday night primetime matchup. There’s no reason to believe the tides will shift until they do."

Sportsnaut: Chiefs 35, Ravens 27

Vincent Frank writes: "A matchup many expected in the AFC Championship Game a season ago, Baltimore seems to think that it is better equipped to handle the Chiefs’ high-flying offense. Unfortunately, the losses of Pro Bowl edge rushers Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue will lead to questions about that. Shockingly trading Pro Bowl offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to the Chiefs adds another layer to this. Right now, there’s just too much of a gap between the two teams."

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Will Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson lead his team to victory in the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens Week 2 NFL game?

CBS Sports: Chiefs 28, Ravens 23

Jordan Dajani writes: "Mahomes has never lost to Lamar Jackson, but that has a lot to do with the Chiefs' defense as well. They forced Jackson to attempt to beat them with his arm, and he has been unable to do so thus far. He passed for just 97 yards on 28 attempts in their last meeting in 2020, as the Ravens lost by 14 points. It's true that Baltimore did go out and acquire a few intriguing weapons this offseason, but I feel comfortable taking the Chiefs here."

TWSN: Ravens 35, Chiefs 32

Matt Levine writes: "Coming off a short week to play Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs isn’t always a good thing but early in the season it could be a nice test for the Ravens. Adding to this matchup is the trade the two teams made during the offseason where Baltimore sent Pro-Bowl tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to Kansas City. Normally teams will high playoff expectations don’t help each other out so it was a bit unusual to say the least. But luckily for Kansas City, they have gotten the better of this matchup over recent years as they have been one of the few teams that has been able to keep Jackson in check. This is a must-see football game early in the season, but something feels different about this season, and I think that Baltimore finally gets over the hump and squeaks out a week 2 home win against the defending AFC Champions."

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CBS Sports: Chiefs 30, Ravens 23

Tyler Sullivan writes: "Facing Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on a short week isn't typically a recipe for success. In his three regular-season matchups against the Chiefs, Jackson's numbers are less than desirable. He's yet to win a contest and has completed just under 53% of his passes with a passer rating of 78.9. If that trend continues, it's hard to imagine the Ravens coming out on top here. Still, this should be a must-see matchup against two of the more dynamic offenses in the AFC."

ESPN: Chiefs have a 50.8% chance to win

The site's Football Power Index gives the Ravens a 48.8% chance to pick up the victory.

FiveThirtyEight.com: Chiefs have a 51% win probability

The site gives the Ravens a 49% win probability in the game.

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