Baltimore Ravens: Ranking all 5 losses from least to most frustrating

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Dec 2, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser (54) returns an interception in the end-zone against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Baltimore Ravens have five losses on their record. Which one is the worst? Here they are in order of least to most frustrating.

5. The rescheduled battle in Pittsburgh:

The Baltimore Ravens were supposed to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving evening. Then they were supposed to play them on Tuesday. By the time the game got postponed to Monday, people had to wonder if that was even going to happen. Covid-19 demolished the chances of the Ravens beating the Steelers, yet the game ended with a 19-14 score.

The Ravens had to start Robert Griffin III over Lamar Jackson and ended up turning to Trace McSorley. Luke Wilson failed pretty miserably in Mark Andrews‘s stead. The offensive line needed Trystan Colon-Castillo to get his first start, with Matt Skura and Pat Mekari both being out. The defensive depth was thinner than a fingernail. How was this supposed to be a win?

The Ravens were playing an undefeated team on the road. They weren’t even close to full strength for the battle and they only lost by five points. The Steelers failing to put up over 20 points on the Ravens is troubling for Pittsburgh yet completely uplifting for Baltimore.

For the first time in Ravens history, a loss against the Steelers didn’t feel like the end of the world. It felt good giving the Steelers a fight. Baltimore went into it just wanting to get through the game with pride. They did that. That was possibly the only game you’ll ever see where there were basically no expectations before the game.

The fact that the Ravens got Baltimore’s hopes up and gave Pittsburgh quite the scare is outrageously impressive. It’s a loss. It didn’t feel good. Let’s be real though, it didn’t sting more than a day. Nobody in the Ravens’ Flock is still stewing on it. Eric Ebron and the Steelers won the game and are probably still whining about something, yet that is a conversation for a much saltier day. Let’s move on, you get the point here.