3 Reasons Why The Baltimore Ravens Still Have Hope
2. The Ravens Tend To Elevate Their Play In Big Games
For whatever reason the Ravens have always played to the level of competition. They play down to their lesser opponents and get hyped for their biggest games. It is a trend that has stayed true throughout most of the Harbaugh era. The fact that the Ravens schedule gets tougher may weirdly be a good thing for this team.
The Ravens get up for their games against the Steelers. The motivation to beat the Pittsburgh’s and the New England’s of the world seems to give the Ravens an edge. They’ll get off to slow starts against the Browns and the Bills. They’ll come out on a mission against the Steelers. That’s just how the psyche of this team works.
At the end of the day, Joe Flacco will be known as the guy who steps up in the big moments. His playoff stats beat his regular season stats. The better his opponent is the sharper Flacco seems to play. The Ravens have tough games left as the majority of their schedule. These games however, may just be what the Ravens needed. Don’t ask for an explanation. It doesn’t make sense, yet it seems to be the case.