As the Ravens were beating the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night, the chances for a strong finish in 2016 were starting to diminish with each offensive lineman who was heading to the bench with an injury.
On a day where money changed hands at a dizzying rate both before and after the free-agent market opened at 4 p.m., the Ravens stayed mostly quiet, but set themselves up to make moves in the days ahead.
Gary Kubiak's loss was the biggest of the offseason for the Ravens. He just has that type of presence about him. Some guys are born to lead, some guys are followers. Kubiak was born to be a head coach and he might end up being one of the best ever when he is done.
Even though Peyton Manning arrived at M&T Bank Stadium in new colors with a new organization, Sunday's game sure felt familiar to the Baltimore Ravens. With Manning pointing at their defenders before the snap, then picking them apart once the ball was in his hands, the Denver Broncos rolled to a 34-17 win.