Ravens: Latest NFL power rankings reflect struggles, injuries


Aug 22, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Bryn Renner (2) runs away from Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Diaheem Watkins (45) during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Ravens, 40-17. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Is it a little silly to buy into what happens during preseason games?  Should we really be placing a lot of faith in what teams are doing on the field during this arguably meaningless time of year?  Am I asking lots of redundant questions?

It’s always funny to see those “the sky is falling” types following a blowout loss in the preseason, the kinds of fans/analysts that predict doom and gloom based on a game that truly means nothing.  It’s almost as funny as the preseason “Super Bowl champion” types.

Regardless, power rankings reflect what teams are doing in the here and now.  And after last week’s crushing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, is it fair to slide the Baltimore Ravens down a notch or two (or five)?  Depends on how you look at it, I suppose.

Regardless, this is a team plagued by injuries that played poorly in all aspects last week.  We’ll get a better handle on who they truly are this coming weekend in the Ravens’ regular season dress rehearsal. Until then, stop freaking out.  But don’t get too excited, either.

Here’s all the hottest Ravens tidbits from around the web today.

NFL power rankings heading into preseason week 3Sean Tomlinson, Bleacher Report

John Harbaugh unhappy with Eagles’ criticism of Terrell SuggsJamison Hensley, ESPN

Lorenzo Taliaferro out several weeks with MCL sprainJon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun

Will Steve Smith retire a Panther or Raven?Sarah Ellison, BaltimoreRavens.com

Five up, five down after Ravens’ loss to EaglesJohn Meoli, The Baltimore Sun

Ravens can only get better from hereJoe Serpico, The Baltimore Wire

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