Ravens bye week checklist: What needs to be fixed?

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Sep 20, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore (80) celebrates with receiver Kamar Aiken (11) after scoring on a nine-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Convert in the red zone

It’s great that the Ravens have one of the NFL’s best kickers in Justin Tucker.  Great because you can rely on him to hit the game winning kick and convert when called upon, but also great because this team has been pretty poor at scoring touchdowns when they’re in position to do so.

The Ravens are 20th in the NFL in red zone scoring, getting the touchdown only 51.85% of the time.  Joe Flacco has struggled in particular, ranking 25th in red zone QB rating with an abysmal 78.6.  Again, this isn’t all Joe’s fault, but the Ravens can certainly make some adjustments.

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They have a couple of nice big targets in Crockett Gillmore and Kyle Juszczyk, both of whom can certainly be utilized more in the red zone.  But the Ravens can get more from the running game as well, as they rank 11th in red zone rushing attempts per game but have only 3 rushing touchdowns between the sticks this season.