Ravens Status Report: Week 8 – NFL Sports

Inhale … Exhale … Yes, it was hard. One of the more interesting matches coming in the seventh week of the 2021 NFL season was the Cincinnati Bengals coming to the M & T Bank Stadium to provide division rival Baltimore Ravens with a 41-17 throttle. .. The game was highly competitive throughout the first 2.5 quarters of play, with Baltimore leading 17-13 and 13:20 remaining.rd A quarter of the thrilling 39-yard touchdown strike courtesy Lamar Jackson To Hollywood brown. However, Bengals dominated the game on his next drive and never looked back. In the last 28 minutes of the game, he beat Ravens 28-0 to win the victorious Leapfrog Baltimore as an outstanding team in AFC North.

Bengals snapped five consecutive losses to Ravens in an incredible way. It must be said that they not only deserve their position as the number one team in AFC North, but also have a conversation as one of the best teams. A team of meetings between Buffalo and Tennessee.Bengals rookie sensation Ja’Marr Chase also deserves praise for winning the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor student. Marlon Humphrey Torched Ravens’ best defensive player many times behind the woods hut on Sunday afternoon, winning eight catches at 201 yards, including a touchdown of 82 yards at 3.rd quarter. Bengals 1NS-There are 2 in the round wide outNS The most receiving yards in the league with 754, the most by any receiver throughout the first seven games of their career in NFL history.

Now that I have properly given Bengal their highly worthy praise, it is time to get to the heart of what areas the Baltimore birds have been exposed to. That led to disappointing results for the big cat in Cincinnati. With the Bengals completely dominating Ravens in 2, the fact that this loss was depressed when viewed incredibly from a stand in the M & T Bank Stadium requires a prelude to everything we’re about to say.NS half. But I’m going to chalk this loss to a flock that has off-games, not a precursor to what’s coming in future games.In addition, I believe in Ravens Overall Will work towards 2NS Half of the season, as long as you address the next recurring theme that has plagued Charm City football teams throughout the first seven weeks of the season.

Starting with offense, Ravens’ offensive line play has been terrible so far this season.Bengals linebacker Sam Hubbard And free agent added DE Tray Hendrickson Living in the backfields of Baltimore on Sunday, he fired Jackson five times and the dynamic playmaker was rarely comfortable in his pocket.After Sunday’s contest, Jackson is now tied as 2.NS The most dismissed QB in the league is one of the Bears’ QB shy Justin Fields..

Injuries have certainly played their part this season Ronnie Stanley And rookie guard Ben Cleveland Currently participating in and working on IR Patrick Mecha The aggressive line suffering from a high ankle sprain that kicks him out of the Sunday contest is one of Ravens’ most obvious weaknesses as a team, the impact of getting players healthy or Baltimore looking for a job. Unless you find a powerful free agent, it will continue.To that end, the team announced on Wednesday that they had signed the first round tackle of the 29-year-old former Bengals. Cedric Ogbueh Strengthen O-Line in the wake of Mekari’s injury.

Except for injuries Bradley Boseman, Alejandro Villanueva, And jointly. Jackson hasn’t provided enough time for their QB on a consistent basis enough to be able to make the plays he can make. Add TE Nick Boyle Returning from IR should significantly improve Baltimore’s run blocking.

When it comes to running games, I believe the Ravens rush attack isn’t the team’s biggest problem, as the team currently has 149.4 rush yards (rank 4) per game.NS In the NFL. However, a closer look at the numbers reveals that Jackson occupies 96.5 in those yards. Jackson, who leads the Ravens rush attack, is the most probable path to success, but it’s not the most sustainable, and the teams are trying to step up to relieve some of the pressure on Jackson’s shoulders. Requires your current running back.Return Ratavius ​​Murray After a goodbye week you need to help the cause.

Finally, Baltimore must do a better job of maintaining a drive to get the rest that was coveted for their defense.Ravens isn’t doing a particularly good job picking up a good yard at 1NS And 2NS Down this season when the team is forced to try to convert 3rd-And a long situation. It wasn’t their strong suit, given that only 36% of all three had conversions.rd Down this season, 24thNS In the league, according to

When switching to defense, Baltimore’s defense worked well against teams like Denver and LA, but why Baltimore’s defense looks like Swiss cheese at certain times in all other games of the season. There are many repetitive themes that have become.

Ravens have shown a tendency to give up big play in almost every game of the year. Moreover, these big plays come not from fringe players who didn’t expect Ravens to make a splash play, but from their opponent’s most powerful weapons. So far this season, three QBs have been Baltimore’s secondary (Derek Carr, Carson Wentz, When Joe Burrow). In addition, four players posted over 100 inbound games on The Flock (Darren Waller, Travis Kelce, Jonathan Taylor, And Ja’Marr Chase). Since Baltimore usually boasts one of the best cornerback duos in the league with Marlon Humphrey, Ravens was able to primarily limit the star players of the enemy team. Marcus Peters..With Peters’ appearance this year, Ravens has significantly given up playing bigger as an alternative corner in the pass game. Anthony Averette When he led the team in interception (only two), the possibilities came up, but it’s a simple fact that Abelett doesn’t have the raw coverage skills Peters has.

Knowing this, Ravens defense coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale played his usual one-on-one blitzkrieg defense scheme in more zones and rushed three or four guys. I believe we need to limit the big in Baltimore is a play that is conceding to our opponents.Ravens still have to confront the following receivers Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson, Davante Adams, Cool Park, And chase again. Baltimore will continue to torch if he continues his happy one-on-one blitzkrieg defense against the NFL’s deadliest QB-WR duo.

A final note on defense: In order for Ravens’ defense to return to its identity as one of the league’s scariest groups, Baltimore needs to re-engage the basics of the game, especially tackles. On Sunday, Bengals playmakers were able to break the Ravens tackle and avoid it on their way to big profits and touchdowns. The NFL has some of the best athletes in the world who can make defenders look silly, but Ravens defenders reestablish their position as a stubborn and fundamentally strong football team to become one. is needed.Of the league’s best defender unit

Looking forward, Ravens will enter their long-awaited buy-week, tied to Bengals at the top of AFC North with a 5-2 record. But after their farewell, Ravens appear to bounce off the Minnesota Vikings in a big way. The Minneapolis-based football team boasts receivers Siren, Jefferson, and one of the league’s most explosive running backs, boasting its own three playmakers. Dalvin Cook.. If Ravens stacks boxes early in the game to shut down Minnesota’s run game and force a Viking attack in one dimension, Flock will be able to succeed in this match. Conversely, if Baltimore couldn’t stop the run and a play action pass game was opened for his cousin, Ravens D could enter another long afternoon.

In conclusion, it’s time to fix the feathers and pinpoint areas for Baltimore to improve towards 2.NS Half of the season. More than any other team in the league, Ravens are known for embodying the values ​​that the cities they represent embody. Pride, passion, and grit are what the blue-collar city of Baltimore sees with their team and reflects all the fans in the stadium and the fans they see at home. The popular mantra “Play Like a Raven” used by the team was just an arbitrary saying on Sunday as the team seemed tired at 4.NS It seemed to quit, a quarter against Bengals.

I don’t want to overreact in a week, but Baltimore stands up and “plays like a raven” by implementing the values ​​that the team holds in the core when setting the right tone. The meaning needs to be reestablished. Run to the playoffs of 2NS Half of the season.

Until then, take a break for Minnesota, remake tools, and refocus.

– NFL Sports

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