Baltimore Ravens offense flutters vs. KC: What happened?
A potent Baltimore Ravens offense went into Arrowhead Stadium to face an equally dominant Kansas City Chiefs and came out flat. What happened?
The Baltimore Ravens offense looked like a juggernaut over the first two weeks of the 2019 season. The team was running the ball well, Lamar Jackson looked like a confident and electric passer, and the unit was firing on all cylinders. The Ravens looked to be total world-beaters.
Against the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore looked lost. The unit was far too inconsistent in their play-calling and establishing an identity in th game. One minute they’re running the ball down the Chiefs throat and the next they were trying to push the ball too downfield aggressively.
Believe it or not, this is NOT an overreaction post. We’re here to ask what happened to the play-calling and offensive chemistry and is this something to worry about moving forward.
Against low-level teams in the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals, the Ravens looked terrific. Against a Super Bowl contender in KC, it appeared as though Baltimore threw out what worked and tried to be something different. The question is why? Why go against the grain when it’s a system that works?
Who cares that it was against inferior competition and face the facts that the unit was comfortable with what they doing. When something works, you don’t mess with it. It’s as simple as that, and the Ravens simply overthought it.
Is this something to worry about going forward? Hopefully not, but in the meat of the schedule it’ll be a storyline to monitor. Will the Baltimore Ravens go back to playing within their comfort-zone, or will they stay overly aggressive and overly confident? We’ll have to wait and see, but here’s hoping for a move back to what worked.