The Ravens season may not have been defined by the rough patch in the middle of the year, but it was brutal. The Ravens beat the Philadelphia Eagles 30-28, yet they had to survive a nearly successful comeback effort. They almost had to pay for their mistakes against the Eagles. The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to capitalize on sloppy play from the Ravens.
Four turnovers got the Ravens beat, penalties just made it uglier. Jackson spotted the Steelers 14 points on two picks returned for touchdowns. Jackson also fumbled in the red-zone in what may be the worst game of his professional career.
The Ravens rebounded to beat the Colts, though it took a horrible first half before things got going for the offense. Starting with the Steelers game, Baltimore dropped four out of five games and put themselves on the outside looking in for the postseason.
Baltimore lost a horrible game to the New England Patriots. In that game, Matt Skura had multiple bad snaps that essentially threw the game away with a couple of flicks of the wrist. The Ravens outgained the Patriots but mistakes ruled the day.
The Ravens got little to brag about when it comes to their wide receivers. Marquise Brown had a decent year when you look at the numbers. He had 58 receptions for 769 yards and eight touchdowns in a run-first offense. Though Brown had trouble with drops in a handful of games. He was surely in his head at times.
The Ravens added Devin Duvernay and James Proche in the offseason. Proche didn’t get much of a chance at all. Apparently, Duvernay had 20 receptions this season, throughout the year he seemed wildly ignored in the pedestrian passing game.
The offensive line was a mess. The line was a mess far before Ronnie Stanley went down. Orlando Brown Jr. also played well at left tackle, so that isn’t a great excuse for their blocking troubles. When the Ravens finally put Ben Powers at right guard it worked. The delayed move is surely a knock on John Harbaugh and his coaching staff.
D.J. Fluker is a player that we’ll probably like to forget when we look back at the 2020 season. It wasn’t pretty for the veteran offseason pickup. Center is a glaring problem for Baltimore. Patrick Mekari had bad snaps in the playoff loss to the Bills. Skura had the yips with his snaps before that. The offensive line is a major concern moving forward.