The Ravens desperately missed Marcus Peters in Week 1

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The Ravens will have to make some adjustments

Due to the lack of pass rush, the Ravens will have to continue high blitz usage to apply pressure to opposing quarterbacks.

Normally, the Ravens would have a single-high safety with man coverage across the field or they would have no safety help.

Now, because of the injury to Peters, they will not be able to play that style as successfully as they did in the past. However, the Ravens will not completely change who they are from a schematic standpoint.

They will likely continue to play a lot of press-man coverage because that is their identity on defense. The Ravens love to bring in long-physical corners on the outside to play press coverage.

Defensive coordinator Wink Martindale will still dial-up exotic pressures from all over the field, but the coverage behind it may have to be different sometimes.

Look for the defense to make some adjustments against the Kansas City Cheifs this Sunday.

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Just like in the fourth quarter/overtime against Derek Carr, if the Ravens continue to put their cornerbacks on an island, top-level quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes will burn them.