After three wins by a combined 13 points against three of the NFL’s worst teams, the Ravens faced a week of questions from fans and analysts wondering what their undefeated record really meant.
Their Sunday match-up with the Oakland Raiders promised at least a few answers.
In yet another topsy-turvy game, the Ravens lost for the first time this season, 28-27, in front of a crowd of 71,152 at M&T Bank Stadium. They rallied for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to take a fleeting 27-21 lead, then squandered it when they couldn’t stop Oakland’s final drive.
In the answer department, their defense proved capable of containing a legitimately threatening NFL...