No. 4: Tight End George Kittle Goes Off Again
After missing games with both knee and ankle injuries, tight end George Kittle‘s return to action in Week 12 against the Packers wasn’t a sight to miss.
Kittle finished the contest with an outstanding six catches for 129 yards, including a 61-yard catch-and-run touchdown in his return to action.
"The area of the Ravens defense that Shanahan and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo can exploit is the linebackers. None of Baltimore’s linebackers can even come close to handling George Kittle. Therefore, the chore for Shanahan will be to devise a series of shifts, motions and route concepts that test the coverage skills of inside linebackers Josh Bynes and Patrick Onwuasor. Whenever Kittle is matched up against the linebackers, that’s when Garoppolo must strike to get the ball in his hands."
Kittle has been about as good a safety blanket for Garoppolo this season. Combined with the likelihood Baltimore will have trouble covering the Pro Bowler, it wouldn’t be shocking at all to see Kittle have yet another big game.
Perhaps in the range of 120-plus yards with a touchdown, perhaps two.