There’s no real reason the Baltimore Ravens can’t make the Super Bowl this year. The story of Baltimore isn’t some kind of pre-destined Greek tragedy, and there isn’t a singular fatal flaw that threatens to bring down their entire season.
In the past, Baltimore has been good — good enough to have scored the most points in the league over the last two years, going 25-7 over that stretch.
If you’re still looking for an Achilles heel, you might find it in bad playoff luck, when Baltimore bowed out far too early given its season record.
Of course, some call it luck, and others call it Lamar Jackson’s inability to show up in the postseason.
Thanks to Jackson, however, Baltimore did win a playoff game last year, but his critics, like Hydra’s reincarnate heads, came back stronger and angrier to seethe over his poor performance against the Bills in the Ravens’ divisional playoff loss.
While Jackson deserves some clap-back, so does the rest of the team, and it’s back to the film room for John Harbaugh and company.
Going into the 2021 season, the Ravens can look at their roster with confidence knowing that they have a Super Bowl contending team in the making. There are just a few tidbits — caveats, if you will — that could once again put a premature end to their championship hopes.
These are three of the biggest weaknesses on the Ravens’ roster