Ravens earn spot in playoffs: 3 things Baltimore can be proud of
2. They showed how tough they are:
When Lamar Jackson came back to save the day against the Cleveland Browns it was a beautiful thing. It saved the season and got the Ravens the most thrilling win in recent memory. The Ravens ended the regular season with a four-game winning streak. After a brutal stretch where the team lost four out of five games and dealt with an outbreak of Covid-19, the Ravens rallied.
This season could have been so drastically different. If Jackson didn’t come back to save the day with the help of Marquise Brown, this may be a very different article. If the Ravens didn’t re-invent their offense and figure things out they would have never found this new confidence.
When the Ravens were forced to play a game against the Steelers with a lot of fill-ins, it inspired this team. Almost winning a game they were never supposed to even compete in was huge. It was a defining moment of the season. Bad teams let adversity and injuries stop them in their tracks. Good teams make the most out of their circumstances and use them as a catalyst for growth. This is exactly what John Harbaugh’s team did.
The fact of the matter is the Ravens went from a team in a desperate situation to a team that controlled their destiny. Baltimore is a team that went from a waffling team hampered in frustration to a team that nobody wanted to draw in a playoff matchup.
The way that you thought about the Ravens has probably changed since November. That’s a testament to the team’s resolve. This is a tough team. That’s what we’ve learned through all of this. If this team was going to be derailed and lose focus and their vision for the season, it would have happened already.
Going into the season, you knew the Ravens were good. Coming out of the regular season, even if the 11-5 record is lower than most of us projected it to be, we know that this team has a lot of fight in them.