Ravens: 6 takeaways from Baltimore’s ugly loss to the Bengals in Week 7

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The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Cincinnati Bengals at home in Week 7. Badly.

The loss snaps the Ravens’ five-game winning streak and brings back all the bad memories of their near-defeat against the Detroit Lions. This time, Baltimore didn’t just deserve to lose, but they deserved to get their rears handed to them in a 41-17 blowout loss.

Records were broken, but not the records we were hoping to be broken. The Ravens missed their chance to go 6-1 for the first time in franchise history.

Lamar Jackson’s reign over the Bengals finally came to an end with the star QB throwing for 257 yards and just one score. Jackson’s performance will hardly be talked about, though.

Here are six takeaways from the Baltimore Ravens’ crushing loss in Week 7.

1. Ravens secondary had one of the worst games of the season

We have no words for how the Ravens’ secondary played this game. Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow threw for over 400 yards, and rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase recorded 201 receiving yards and one touchdown.

Burrow and Chase both torched Baltimore’s defensive backfield, and the Ravens had no answer.

Anthony Averett and Marlon Humphrey had 14 tackles between the two of them along with four passes defended, including a couple of important swats in the end zone.

But by and large, the Ravens’ secondary unit looked thin and needy all throughout the game. Baltimore never needed Marcus Peters more, though Humphrey did nab one red-zone interception.