Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lesson Learned

The Ravens had better hope that last night's pathetic performance--especially on offense--was a one off.  The 12-7 loss to the Jags was historic in some senses.  The team failed to get a first down until midway through the 3rd quarter and looked absolutely inept at times.  In the first quarter the game had the same feel as the loss to Tennessee in week 2.  The biggest concern has to be the offensive line which was woeful.  Ray Rice rushed for 28 yards and Joe Flacco was sacked 3 times and harassed all night long.  That unit had better get its act together.

Now some perspective the Super Bowl Championship team of 2000 went the whole month of October without scoring a touchdown.  Eventually Coach Brian Billick replaced Tony Banks with Trent Dilfer and the Ravens went on their Super Bowl run.  I'm not saying that Joe Flacco should be replaced but he will need to be more Dilfer like.  The Ravens have the 1-5 Cards on Sunday at home but they face 2 road games after that in Pittsburgh and Seattle.  If the offense plays like it did against Jacksonville their is no way they can beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh.  Right now the Ravens are tied for 2nd in the division with the surprising Bengals at 4-2.  Lets see where they stand on November 20th when they host Cincy. 

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