While 2020 looks like a promising one and perhaps one of the best years yet for the franchise, here are three ways it can go wrong for the Baltimore Ravens.
The Baltimore Ravens should be very, very good this year. So good, in fact, that I already predicted them to go 13-3 this season, and there was some Twitter splash-back on me from those who thought I was underselling the team. Because, you know… Twitter.
With an additional wildcard team making the playoffs starting this year, and last year’s 14-2 squad coming back with the defending MVP and some exciting additions in tow, it’s plainly easy to see a clear path for the Ravens to earn their third consecutive trip to the postseason. The smart money, in fact, is on the Ravens winning their third consecutive AFC North title in the process. Granted, that always comes with the disclaimer of “barring significant injuries” or “depending on what happens with the virus.”
But you know what I mean. If the Ravens are healthy, particularly in key positions (“Paging #8”), the Ravens should have zero problems advancing to the 2020 tournament, and they appear to be one of the most talented teams in the league on paper. Of course, football seasons aren’t played on paper.
Let’s take a look at three possible ways the Ravens 2020 season could go poorly, without mentioning injuries or a global pandemic.