Baltimore Ravens beat Colts: The Good, bad and ugly
Gus Edwards fumbled in the red zone was something you can classify as bad. The Ravens had the chance to take the lead coming out of halftime and the offense had found it’s groove. So what happens? Gus Edwards fumbles the ball and commits the second turnover in the red zone in two weeks of Ravens football.
Calling this a mistake free day of football, even in a much better second half would be an absolute lie. The Ravens had five penalties, which isn’t horrible. It does however mean that they once again finished with more flags thrown on them than their opponents. That’s becoming a trend, so that counts as bad as well.
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The defense gets most of the credit for the game yet the Colts had a quick scoring drive that couldn’t have been fun for Ravens fans to watch. At the start of the game the Ravens looked asleep on offense and unsure on defense.
The defense rebounded and the turnovers changed the game. It’s just notable that the offense and defense got off to a collectively slow start. This appeared to be a team still hungover from a battle with the Steelers.
The Ravens got out-gained by the Colts. Jackson had yet another game without 200 yards passing and the offense started this game with nothing going for them. The second half saw the Ravens pick up the pace, especially in the passing game but sleepwalking in the first half isn’t forgiven. Baltimore isn’t getting enough production from the offense. Did the Ravens even pick up 50 yards in the first half? Because it sure didn’t feel like it.
The Ravens third down conversion rate was at 38 percent in this game, which is almost remarkable considering the fact that they punted on their first five possessions.
Last week the Ravens out-gained the Steelers but turned the ball over and lost. This week it was the opposite. This week they won, got the turnovers their way but the win was a little on the uglier side of things.