5. They Are Scoring Impaired
The purple and black are scoring impaired. They just are. The Ravens are 25th in points scored per game. Just under 20 points doesn’t win a ton of games in the NFL. The Ravens have 16 touchdowns in 10 games, which is not impressive. Justin Tucker is 23-23 kicking field goals, but the Ravens even manage to make setting up the best kicker in the NFL hard. This team is evidently allergic to scoring. Sam Koch has punted 55 times which is the third most punts in the league. The offense cannot stay on the field. The offense cannot score. Face the music, the Ravens offense is horrible.
I refuse to blame the defense at all. Has it been perfect? No. Has it been good enough? Absolutely, the defense has been good enough and then some. Baltimore ranks second in total defense, giving up just 295.1 yards per game. They rank first in rushing defense and seventh in passing defense. The defense ranks fifth in points allowed with 18.7 per game. The Ravens offense is putting up an average of 19.9 points per game. The defense is giving up less than 19 points per game. This means that if the Ravens offense has a bad day (worse than usual) the defense is under an impossible level of pressure.
The Ravens are a frustrating team. Every high moment is followed by a low. Every time you think something is going to click, that feeling doesn’t last long. The short version of the story is that the Ravens offense is sinking the ship. I gave you the long version, to reinforce the unavoidable truth. The Ravens have been a middle of the road team because they can’t do much on one side of the ball.