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Five takeaways from the Ravens’ 34-23 loss to the

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Five takeaways from the Ravens’ 34-23 loss to the
30-October-2018 03:03
Bengals [Ravens fans: Sign up for FanPulse , 3 poll questions every week]On a night where the entire team struggled for a majority of the game, the Ravens nearly pulled off a comeback. With a little under three minutes to go, Joe Flacco and the offense took the field with an opportunity to tie the game up with a touchdown and a two-point conversion. On third down, Joe Flacco fumbled the football, and Cincinnati recovered the ball to essentially secure the victory. The Ravens lost 34-23, and they are now 1-1 on the season. This loss could prove to be quite costly as this was a divisional and conference loss, but the bigger issue is that this game brought up more questions than answers. 1. Baltimore’s offensive line needs to be remodeledThe Ravens allowed four sacks, but that stat does not portray the entire story. Flacco was constantly under pressure, and the offense struggled as a result. It was a poor effort from Ronnie Stanley, James Hurst, and Matt Skura. Stanley was beaten early and often, while also drawing an untimely false start penalty. He continues to be beaten by more athletic edge rushers due to poor positioning. In addition to terrible pass-blocking, there were no running lanes for Alex Collins or Javorius Allen. Baltimore finished with 66 rushing yards , and they failed to establish a running game for the second consecutive week. For an offense that relies heavily on the run, this should be a huge concern.The biggest question surrounding this position group is a pretty obvious one; why is Orlando Brown Jr. not the starting right tackle. Although he is a rookie and showed some of his flaws during the preseason, it is hard to envision that he would be worse than Hurst. 2. Lamar Jackson should not be the starting quarterback, yetDespite eclipsing 300 passing yards in a regular season game for the first time since 2016, Joe Flacco had a horrible showing. A huge concern was that during the plays where he was not under pressure, Flacco made inaccurate throws. Flacco finished with 375 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. His first interception was one of the worst plays of his entire career as he completely misread the coverage, and threw a pass directly to the safety, Jessie Bates III. Regardless of how poorly Flacco played, the notion that Jackson could come in and produce better results right now with the way their offensive line is currently constructed is invalid. Jackson without a doubt would be able to evade pass-rushers better, but he has displayed he is not ready yet. 3. The Ravens have an issue at safetyAmong all of the issues regarding the defense, Cincinnati’s game plan was clear: attack the slot (Tavon Young) and the safeties. Tony Jefferson was picked on throughout the night. He committed defensive pass interference in the red zone Cheap Maurice Canady Jersey , while also allowing several big catches.Eric Weddle also had a rough night in both coverage and tackling. On one of A.J. Green’s three touchdowns, Weddle took a terrible angle, which allowed Green to cut to the left side of the field en route to scoring a touchdown. As a safety, his job is to prevent plays like the one mentioned above from happening, but he failed to do so. 4. LB Kenny Young is the real steal of the 2018 draft classIn a game where there will not be many positive takeaways for the Ravens, Kenny Young was the shining star. He was excellent not only in coverage but run defense as well. Young’s greatest weakness coming out of college was his poor instincts against the run, but it was a different story against the Bengals. Young has without a doubt earned the starting weakside linebacker spot over Patrick Onwuasor. 5. A roster move could be coming soonJanarion Grant fumbled for the second straight game, and unlike week one, the weather was not a factor in this matchup. Grant had an impressive 51-yard return against the Bills, but he could not find any room to run in week two. He has been a disappointment thus far as the team’s primary returner, and his ball security issues could cost him a roster spot. The Ravens have Tim White and Cyrus Jones on their practice squad, and both players are capable of serving as the primary returner.Ravens practice attendance report 8/18: Maurice Canady among 5 absent The Baltimore Ravens had their final joint practice with the Colts on Saturday before their Monday night game, and a total of five players were absent. After leaving Friday’s practice early due to a ‘muscle strain ,’ cornerback Maurice Canady was not on the field during Saturday’s session. Head coach John Harbaugh described the injury as “not serious,” but it is still unknown when he will return. “I think [Maurice Canady] had some kind of strain of some sort. We will just have to see how that responds. I don’t know exactly what happened, but that is the only one. It is not a serious injury, it is a muscle strain of some kind,” Harbaugh stated, via the team’s official website.It is unlikely that Canady will play on Monday night, which will give rookie fourth-round draft pick Anthony Averett more opportunities. Undrafted free agent Alvin Jones has missed practice all week, and it is likely he will not play against the Colts. Jones has been a standout on special teams, and if he does not make the roster, he will be one of the favorites to land on the practice squad. The Ravens appear to be healthy heading into their third preseason game as only two players on the active roster have missed their joint practices with the Colts.
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