Baltimore Ravens beat Raiders: The good, the bad and the ugly
The Ravens had just gotten into the red zone because of a 74 yard Mark Andrews reception. The Ravens then had one of the ugliest red zone trips you’ll ever see. They had a prime opportunity and they ended up with a Justin Tucker field goal. There was an incredible deep pass to John Brown called back due to a holding penalty. Taking that throw from Jackson’s resume, was painful. It may have been his best throw and it didn’t even count. These are the moments that really give Ravens fans pause. This wasn’t an overly smooth game from Baltimore.
The secondary had a complicated game. While Derek Carr didn’t have a great day, he made some big plays on the Ravens. The inconsistency of the Ravens defense has to drive their fans insane. The Raiders had three scoring drives and on each of them, things looked to easy. Then at the end of the game they start getting to Carr and they even score a defensive touchdown. It would have been nice to see that stellar defense on the opening drive.
At the end of the day there is a lot to be happy about. The Ravens won against a team they were supposed to beat. Jackson kept things rolling and the Ravens have won back to back games. The Ravens have to find a way to keep this up. For the second week in a row the Ravens have shown their fanbase a reason to have hope. That’s better than any of the good, and more important than the bad or the ugly.