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Let’s get this straight, Andrews is a top tight end in the league and an elite option in the passing game. For Andrews, this game was bad because he caught one pass for 29 yards on the first drive and disappeared the rest of the game. As he is not the best blocker this is critical because he needs to be involved. Luckily the running game was flowing, but if he disappears like this in a close game it will cause problems.
Andrews was locked down and couldn’t create space for himself. As Lamar Jackson’s go-to target it created problems and I believe that helped lead to him rushing 16 times in the game. 16 carries is an all to a large number and giving four of those carries to Andrews will go a long way in the outcome of closer games.
Next week’s matchup is a quarterback and tight ends duel between Jackson and Andrews and Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. Whichever tight end can have a better day will probably determine the game. For the Ravens, chunk plays from Andrews as well as third-down completions are a focal point of the offense. We must see more moving forward.