• Marlon Humphrey made a lot of plays, showing his prowess in coverage sometimes gets overshadowed by all the ball-punching (as will happen, right?). The defense is still giving up those crossing patterns across the middle, and that’s concerning against teams with receivers who can make things happen with the ball.
• Matthew Judon was all over the place. He seems to be hitting his mark at a good time, too.
• It’s trite to say nobody wants to see the Ravens in the playoffs. Everybody said that in 2018, and then the Chargers whipped them in the playoffs. Last year, the narrative was that the Ravens were historically good, and the only thing that could potentially slow them down was a superhuman performance from Patrick Mahomes.
Then the Titans beat the snot out of them. But this team feels “tougher” for their struggles this season. And Dobbins gives them a new element they didn’t have last season. I’d like to see them get another shot this year.
• Another welcome addition to the 2020 Ravens is the return-ability of Devin Duvernay. No, he hasn’t become a trusted offensive weapon yet, but he sure looks good returning both kickoffs and punts. That can steal you a playoff game, too. Or put one away for you.
• The Giants’ touchdown drive was aided by a ludicrous penalty by Justice Hill on a punt, and another third-and-15 conversion by the Giants on a Sterling Shepard catch-and-run. Just like how a special teams play or explosive run by a rookie running back can steal a playoff game, failing to get a team off the field when you should cost you one. That needs to be cleaned up.
• Unsung hero today? Give me Brandon Williams. He owned his little patch of land every time I noticed.