Through three games, the Ravens' offense has succeeded despite an inefficient running game. Some analysts say that's no big deal in the pass-happy modern game. But Ravens coaches and players say balance remains essential to their offensive philosophy.
Four of the Ravens' next five games are on the road. If they can win three of those games and enter the midseason at 5-3, they would be in pretty good shape to make the playoffs for the first time in four years.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the decision to deactivate the two defensive starters was not easy, but he still considers them day-to-day for this week leading to Sunday night’s game at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Members of the Ravens special teams unit can take solace in knowing that their gaffes did not cost the team a victory Sunday against the Denver Broncos, but there is still considerable work to be done.
For all the nonsense surrounding new rules designed to make the game safer, an inability to determine what is and is not a catch, and controversy regarding kneeling during the national anthem, for my money, there is not a better spectator sport than professional football.
From Scottsdale, Ariz., to the University of Oklahoma to Baltimore, rookie tight end Mark Andrews has preached the same message to children once like him: Diabetes doesn’t define you. It’s only a part of you.
With a full offseason in the same system and the knowledge that he is the Ravens’ undisputed starting running back, Alex Collins is hoping to build on the 973-yard, six-touchdown season he enjoyed in 2017.