Baltimore Ravens smash Browns: The good, bad and the ugly

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BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 13: Mark Ingram II #21 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts on the sidelines against the Cleveland Browns during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020, in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The Bad:

One thing Ravens fans can complain about here is that Lamar Jackson and the starters got way too much playing time when the game was well in hand. Nothing happened but think about how pointless it was to have Jackson in the game with the left tackle, Ronnie Stanley, on the sidelines with an injury and a huge lead. The Ravens don’t ever want to take their foot off the gas too soon however they could have played it a little safer.

James Proche made a bad call on a punt return situation. He let a ball go all the way down the field backing the Ravens up against their own goal line. Now, it helps that Jackson had one of the most incredible drives of his career, yet late in the final moments of the first half, you need to set the offense in a better position.

Penalties seemed to rear their ugly head in the second half. There was a completely unnecessary roughing the passer penalty. Tavon Young had a penalty where he basically hugged the receiver the whole play and Marlon Humphrey got two penalties in quick succession. The Ravens could have played a little cleaner in the second half. There were some little mistakes that ultimately didn’t matter that much.

The run blocking wasn’t all that great in this game. Mark Ingram picked up less than three yards per carry. That’s actually an exciting part of this game. The run game was mostly bottled up and Jackson was able to dominate the game through the air. That being said if the purple and black are going to do their thing this season the run game has to produce better than that. It’s fixable things here. That’s what you get in the bad section of a post analyzing a dominant win.

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