3 things Baltimore Ravens must focus on after tight win over Bills
3. Mistakes and sloppy play:
The Ravens got penalized nine times in this game and a handful of those penalties were dumb mistakes by the Ravens. A couple of the flags were bad calls, some of them were legitimate penalties that just happen in the course of a game. You can’t get worked up over L.J. Fort‘s roughing the passer penalty because there’s nothing he could have done differently on the play. He did his job and the officials could have kept their flags on that play. You can get frustrated with Michael Pierce‘s personal foul penalty. Pierce threw a player down to the ground theatrically after the whistle had been blown. It’s this kind of thing that the Ravens need to avoid moving forward.
Lamar Jackson’s interception wasn’t because of a bad decision. It was a high throw, with no touch that became a tip drill, off Willie Snead’s fingers. The Ravens were a bit off against the Bills and not even the MVP was immune to it. Sam Koch punted seven times. Two weeks ago the Ravens had six straight touchdown drives. The Ravens were playing a quality opponent yet they were clearly out of sync. It shows you how good the purple and black are that they could pull this one out. It also shows you they need to keep their focus and rediscover the roll they were on.
This was the Ravens worst game since they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime. The defense had some issues as well. Baltimore got lucky that Josh Allen was a bit off on more than a couple deep shots. It was far from a perfect game. The Ravens have to open up the offense a little more, get Pat Mekari right for the next game. They also must play a more sharp game. The Ravens got the win and they have to keep working to win the rest of them.