Ravens vs. Rams: 3 things we learned on Monday Night Football
3. The Ravens are an incredibly balanced team:
The Baltimore Ravens are an incredibly balanced team. The Rams defense had a bad day, but so did their offense. Jared Goff had 212 yards passing, yet a good chunk of yards came when the game was incredibly out of reach. Goff was picked off twice. Todd Gurley had 22 yards and the Rams only had nine rushing attempts. The Ravens offense grabbed the headlines, yet their defense was stellar in this game. While Baltimore was nine for 15 on third down conversions the Rams were two for nine. The defense was dominant, the offense was just incredibly flashy.
Baltimore has the top scoring offense in the league and a top 10 scoring defense. They have been able to slow down Russell Wilson, Tom Brady and Deshaun Watson. The Ravens have an incredible secondary with Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters and Earl Thomas being the headliners of that group. The Rams had two good drives in this game and they had to settle for field goals. When you have an offense that can drop over 40 points and a defense that can limit a team to two field goals, you have an awesome team.
Offensively, the Ravens have a quarterback that puts up insane statistics. Jackson had 95 rushing yards and five touchdown passes against the Rams. The Rams’ defensive backs got schooled and their front seven got bullied. The AFC North leaders have an offense that is adaptable to the requirements of each specific game, and a defense that makes teams one dimensional. The purple and black are the most complete team in the National Football League.