Mike Mitchell

Ravens superlatives for the 2016 season

Ravens superlatives for the 2016 season

The Ravens first found ways to win in going 3-0 and then discovered painful ways to lose in dropping four straight games. When they needed to win one game in Pittsburgh to earn the opportunity to play for a division championship, they came up painfully short.

In the 2016 season, the Ravens improved their win total by three games, got significant contributions from their rookie class and enjoyed periods of defensive dominance. However, the lows out-numbered the highs and the Ravens couldn't overcome an anemic offense, late-game defensive breakdowns, a few key injuries and a slew of untimely mistakes.

Their 8-8 record and third non-playoff season in a four-year span was...