Ravens: Why the team’s Week 7 loss is no reason to panic

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These Ravens have been here before

It is not difficult to conjure memories of 2019, the greatest regular season in franchise history.

That season brought so many immense highs it is easy to overlook the team started the season 2-2, with very concerning back-to-back losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and the Browns.

In Week 4 of that season, the Ravens had an eerily similar result. Baker Mayfield passed for 342 yards on just 20 completions and Nick Chubb added 165 yards on just 20 carries as the Browns stormed to a very comprehensive 40-25 win in Baltimore.

Following that game, and the loss to Kansas City the week prior, concerns were legitimate and comprehensive. The secondary was not playing well, giving up too many big plays, and the front seven wasn’t generating enough pressure nor stopping the run well.

The Ravens went on to win 12 straight games and control many of those issues. What’s more, many current players were involved in that Week 4 demolition – they’ve been here before.

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Sunday’s loss to the Bengals was awful, in every way, but the Ravens are 5-2 heading into November and December. With a little perspective, now is not the time to freak out.