Each week the staff of the Las Vegas Raiders Report will give you our prediction for the final score of the Raiders game. With a staff full of former sports editors, sports writers, and gaming experts, here’s some informed picks for this week’s game vs. the Ravens.

Here’s Week 5 vs. the Ravens predictions from the Las Vegas Raiders Report staff:

Kirk Kern – Contributor

Raiders 24, Ravens 21

Even without Derek Carr, the Raiders will bounce back at home from their two-game losing streak facing a Ravens team that is pretty much in disarray. Amari Cooper will actually start catching some passes this week, maybe even getting a touchdown or two.

Scott Gulbransen – Founder/Editor

Raiders 21, Ravens 10

Yes, the Quarterback God is not in the lineup for the Silver and Black. Despite this, I think Oakland’s young defense dominates the Ravens. I also think this is the week the Raiders running game finally takes flight. This will take pressure of EJ Manuel and give a more balanced attack in Carr’s absence.

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Brett Vega – Contributor

Ravens 12, Raiders 10

It’s going to be an ugly turnover-rich game from Manuel, with Flacco and the Ravens winning the time of possession game and the contest overall. This might be the ugliest game of the year.

J Burrouhgs – Contributor/Editor

Raiders 31, Ravens 17

Go ahead – call me crazy. EJ Manuel will be efficient and use the tools he has to drive the ball down the field consistently against the depleted Ravens. Beast Mode will finally get fully on the rails and expect a support role by Jelan Richard to be the difference. Amari Cooper will grab his second TD catch of the season and the Black Hole will be happy.

Staff Consensus: Raiders Win

About The Author

Founder/Editor

Scott Gulbransen is an accomplished social media, public relations, and digital marketing pro and thought leader and the Founder of Las Vegas Raiders Report. He has managed and led public relations, social media and digital marketing at brands like Intuit, Applebee’s and H&R Block. In 2014, Gulbransen was named Global Head of Digital Content at Haymon Boxing, creators of the Premier Boxing Champions series. In two short years, he helped build the most digitally advanced team in the history of the sport. Gulbransen now is owner/partner in Classic Rock Coffee Co. in Las Vegas, and is currently working on his third book.

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