Can A Sparked Rushing Attack Save the Ravens Season?
The Baltimore Ravens have to get the offense going with the running game, but it will take a commitment to it. The running game is an attitude that could transform the offense:
First of all this question has a doomsday feel. Can the rushing attack save the season? One coukd argue that a 3-1 start does not make a season that needs saving. In fact, the Ravens are setting themselves up for big things. At the quarter poll of the season they have only lost one game (and by one point).
Let’s be honest though, the Ravens are not without their problems. In the age of Marc Trestman the Ravens have rarely had a great showing by the ground game. The offense has been downright awful for stretches in every game. Until last week, the Ravens rushing attack produced at a low volume.
The purple and black have a good defense. The Ravens been carried by the defense to this point of the season. When the Ravens met the Raiders, the miscues and wasted offensive drives didn’t fly. You can get down 20-2 against the Browns and walk away the victors. When they play a good foe and the offense waits until late in the second half to get going, it breaks the back of the defense. Baltimore has had a good start to the season. That good start will be meaningless unless they fix the offense. The running game has to be the spark.