The Ravens have earned the scrutiny because of the number of times in recent years in which they’ve totally abandoned the running game. There have been plenty of games in which their penchant for becoming one dimensional on offense has been indefensible.
Sunday was not one of them.
There has been a lot said about how the Ravens had just two designed runs in the second half of their 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys after they had nice success on the ground in the first half, rushing 13 times for 86 yards and a touchdown. If you just glance at the stat sheet or were just a casual observer of the game, that seems like an egregious mistake.