We have yet another NFL game on Tuesday night, as the Baltimore Ravens will host the Dallas Cowboys at M&T Bank Stadium. We have Tuesday football because of the Covid-19 outbreak on the Ravens’ roster. The Pittsburgh Steelers had to play a rescheduled game yesterday in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday night. They were upset by Washington, 23-17, so I would say that it may have had a negative impact on the Steelers. Eric Ebron was talking days before the game that he wasn’t happy about having to play on Wednesday and then Monday, so I’m sure he wasn’t the only Steeler with that viewpoint.
That said, it’s a game the Steelers should have won. Not to take anything away from Washington, though. With Alex Smith at quarterback, and their strong defense, there is a case there that the Football Team wins the NFC East. It isn’t saying much given the state of that division, but they could be the best of the worst. I would be surprised if the Steelers don’t come back with a much better effort in their next game.
With the loss yesterday, there are no more undefeated teams left in the NFL. The Steelers were a perfect 11-0 before falling on Tuesday. What was that with Chase Claypool being held out for the majority of the second half? If he played a full game, I’m sure his prop would have cruised Over the total. Instead, I had that beat, and then Washington running back, Antonio Gibson, left the game early after carrying the ball twice for 7 yards per carry.
After the Steelers played poorly on Monday, are the Ravens next up? They both went through the same rescheduling, but the Ravens received a warning from the Steelers yesterday. The Ravens saw what happened to the Steelers, so there are no excuses to come out sloppy. And also note that the Ravens had an extra day off to prepare.
The Cowboys desperately need a win tonight. They are trying to keep pace in the NFC East. Going into Tuesday night, the Cowboys sport a record of 3-8. As pathetic as it sounds, that’s enough to put the Cowboys within striking distance, but a win is required tonight. Head below for our free Cowboys vs. Ravens props for December 8, 2020.
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Amari Cooper Receiving Yards
The Dallas Cowboys need to get their playmakers involved if they’re going to have a chance on Tuesday night. After Amari Cooper was frustrated with Ben DiNucci under center on November 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Cooper has been getting more involved in the offense. Cooper was looking good in two games prior to that dud versus the Eagles. He caught just 1 reception for 5 yards in that game.
Preceding that effort, Cooper was good for 7 receptions and 79 yards against the Cardinals, and 7 receptions for 80 yards against Washington. Cooper responded with 76, 81, and 112 yards after DiNucci was benched by the Cowboys. Andy Dalton back on the field helps Cooper out drastically. Cooper is coming off a monster performance against Washington last week. He caught 6 receptions for 112 yards and a score. Cooper has at least 57 yards in 9 of 11 games this season. It’s a tough matchup against the Ravens, but he should be good for more than 56 yards on Tuesday night in his return off the Covid list.
Lamar Jackson Rushing Yards
Lamar Jackson is the reason why some people will be tuning in to see what happens on Tuesday night. While he hasn’t been as statistically impressive as last season, Lamar is still one of the most can’t-miss players in the NFL. Jackson has thrown for 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 63.4% completions. He threw 6 interceptions all of last season, with a total of 36 passing touchdowns.
Jackson also gained 1,206 yards and 7 touchdowns on 6.9 yards per carry in his second season. His numbers have been down running the football this year as well. Jackson has recorded 575 yards and 3 touchdowns on 5.6 yards a carry. That doesn’t mean Jackson hasn’t been a quality quarterback in 2020. He has been reliable, but defenses are catching on to him and the Ravens.
He has gained over 50 rushing yards in five straight games. Also note that Jackson has ripped off more than 50 yards in eight of his previous nine outings. Dallas has been abysmal against the run, with 156.4 rushing yards allowed per game. That is dead last in the NFL. Expect Jackson to get his fill on the ground Tuesday night.
Gus Edwards Rushing Yards
While I just got done talking about how bad the Cowboys’ defense is against the run, I’m going to bet against a running back having a big game on Tuesday night. Yes, the Cowboys are bad against running backs, though Mark Ingram has been activated off the Covid-19 list and is scheduled to play tonight. Gus Edwards is going to have to share the backfield with JK Dobbins and Ingram. Edwards hasn’t impressed much when he’s had more opportunities anyway.
Through 11 games, Edwards has run for 386 yards and 386 yards on 4.1 yards a carry. It could be worse for Edwards, but he’s coming off a couple of poor performances. With more time in the backfield last week, Edwards gained just 10 yards on 9 carries against the Steelers. He gained 6 yards on 3 carries a week prior versus the Titans. In five of his last seven games, Edwards has failed to run for more than 37 yards. With Dobbins and Ingram stealing carries, expect Edwards to stay UNDER this total.