Ravens: 3 things that must improve in Week 3 against the Lions

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After the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night, they will be back on the road to take on the Detroit Lions.

We saw several players make huge strides and have standout performances in the victory.

While we saw many good things in the game, there are some things the Ravens need to improve on to be a better football team.

Here are the three things they must improve on ahead of their Week 3 matchup with the Lions.

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1. The Ravens need to cut down on the missed tackles

Through the first two weeks of the season, missed tackles have been a huge issue for the Ravens. It could have cost them the game against Kansas City last week.

Multiple Ravens defenders have listed this as a point of emphasis moving forward but there is cause for concern.

Many of the egregious misses have been in the second half when the defense is tired and exhausted. Exhaustion leads to poor technique and poor technique leads to blown coverages and missed tackles.

Most notably, the long touchdowns from Travis Kelce and Bryon Pringle should have been at most 10-15 yard gains if the Ravens had tackled properly.

If the Ravens don’t fix this, it will come back to haunt them. Whether it costs them a playoff spot or a playoff game, they can’t afford to leave this problem unfixed.