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

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Ravens, Lamar Jackson
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2. The Ravens must limit their turnovers

In the NFL, turnovers are a killer. You hear it from every player. If you make a habit of turning the ball over, you will lose games.

The Ravens have been uncharacteristically turning the ball over to begin the season. Lamar Jackson has been careless with the football and it has cost his team.

First, in the Raiders game, he officially had three fumbles (first fumble via mesh point on a read-option with Ty’Son Williams) which ultimately led to 14 points.

Then against the Chiefs, he threw a pick-six in the first minute of the game. Luckily on their first touchdown, Devin Duvernay was there to recover Williams’ fumble.

These mistakes are inexcusable in the NFL.

The Ravens and Lamar Jackson are normally good at protecting the football but they have had trouble doing so lately.

Turnovers are the main reason why the Ravens struggle in the postseason. They dig themselves in a hole that they can’t recover from against the best teams in the league.

If the Ravens want to be Super Bowl contenders, they need to eliminate their turnovers. Their backs are already against the wall due to the number of injuries that they have sustained.