Prediction time: Vikings at Ravens

BALTIMORE -- Will the Baltimore Ravens and Terrell Suggs get their pass rush cranked up against the Minnesota Vikings?

The Ravens had their streak of 22 games with at least one sack end Thanksgiving night, when they couldn't get Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to the ground. That tied a franchise record.

Suggs is in the midst of a bigger drought. After recording a sack in seven of the first eight games this season, he's gone four straight games without one.

The Ravens and Suggs have a good shot at getting back on track against the Vikings. Minnesota quarterbacks have been sacked 11 times the past two games.

Matt Cassel is expected to start at quarterback for the Vikings because Christian Ponder hasn't been cleared after suffering a concussion last Sunday.

Here are the official ESPN predictions (with their prediction record for the Ravens in parentheses):

Jamison Hensley (9-3), Ravens team reporter: Ravens, 28-13. The Ravens have worked too hard to get back in the playoff race just to slip up against the last-place Vikings. Playing the NFL's 23rd-ranked red zone defense will help the Ravens solve their problems inside the 20-yard line.

Ben Goessling, Vikings team reporter: Ravens, 20-13.

Eric Allen (5-7): Ravens

Mike Golic (8-4): Ravens

Merril Hoge (6-6): Ravens

Ron Jaworski (8-4): Ravens

KC Joyner (7-5): Ravens

Chris Mortensen (6-6): Ravens

Adam Schefter (7-5): Ravens

Mark Schlereth (7-5): Ravens

Seth Wickersham (7-5): Ravens

Tom Jackson (6-6): Ravens

Keyshawn Johnson (6-6): Ravens

Mike Ditka (5-7): Ravens

Cris Carter (5-6): Ravens