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Ravens news, notes and opinions on a predictable offense, trouble in the secondary and Jaylen Hill

Ravens news, notes and opinions on a predictable offense, trouble in the secondary and Jaylen Hill

A year after coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and the offense were consistently criticized for not establishing or sticking to the run game, the Ravens are running the ball more than just four other teams and have been successful doing it. But have they become too predictable, specifically on first down?

In a 27-24 overtime loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the Ravens had 11 drives that weren’t in typically pass-heavy two-minute situations. There were 18 first-down plays on those 11 drives, and they ran the ball on 13 of them. On the previous two drives, before the Ravens fell behind by two scores late in the fourth quarter, the Ravens ran the ball...

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