Baltimore Ravens are playing at an absurdly high-level
Things keep getting better and better with each passing week for the Baltimore Ravens and it feels like the best is still somehow yet to come.
Outstanding. Video game-like. Absurd. Tremendous. Otherworldly. Unbelievable… We’re running out of ways to describe how good the 2019 Baltimore Ravens are. Seriously, what can’t these Baltimore Ravens do?
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Captained by Lamar Jackson, who should unanimously be the MVP front-runner for the entire league right now, the offense is simply unstoppable. Baltimore is running the football at a pace that we’ve never seen before, and nobody has an answer for it. Jackson is on track to smash Michael Vick’s single-season quarterback rushing yards record with over 1,200, while his partner in crime Mark Ingram is also trending towards a 1,000-yard campaign. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are also having solid seasons rushing as well in part-time roles.
Passing hasn’t been a problem either, as Jackson is tied for the league lead in touchdown passes with 24. Jackson has thrown 12 touchdowns to zero interceptions over the last three games alone. Rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown has three of those and has proven to be Jackson’s BFF. The two are electric together, and the same can be said of Jackson and tight end Mark Andrews.
Offensively, everything is clicking. Defensively? It’s all coming together.
Since acquiring cornerback Marcus Peters from the same Los Angeles Rams who were absolutely embarrassed on Monday Night Football, Baltimore’s defense has changed for the better. Peters has three interceptions and two pick-sixes since coming to Charm City, and the secondary as a whole has come together swimmingly.
The front-seven has played well above expectations recently, too. Matt Judon has seven sacks on the season with time left to get him to the double-digit margin. Josh Bynes has been a godsend as a midseason unrestricted free agent signing. Jaylon Ferguson and Tyus Bowser are both beginning to flourish at the perfect time.
The stops are there, as are the turnovers and the big-plays defensively. Everything is simply going right for the Baltimore Ravens right now.
There’s almost nothing to complain about unless your name is Sam Koch… but then again you’re getting paid millions to not even have to do your job. Life is good for the Baltimore Ravens right now, and it seems like nothing could ruin this run the team is currently on.