Ravens offense sputters in embarrassing loss to the Dolphins

Ravens, Lamar Jackson
Ravens, Lamar Jackson /

The Baltimore Ravens put together a dud of a performance against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football, falling by a final score of 22-10.

It was the worst performance of the Lamar Jackson era as Baltimore managed just over 300 yards of total offense, many of which came in the fourth quarter.

The Ravens were an abysmal 2-of-14 on third down and averaged a lowly 4.3 yards per play. This coming against a Dolphins defense that was allowing the sixth-most yards per game entering the night.

And when the defense needed to step up, miscommunication in the secondary once again cost the team. It was an ugly night for the Ravens where very little went right.

Needless to say, it was a deserved loss.

The Ravens deserved to lose to the Dolphins on Thursday night

Lamar Jackson finished 26-of-43 for 238 yards, a touchdown, and an interception (the first regular-season red-zone interception of his NFL career) while rushing for an additional 39 yards.

Jackson wasn’t at his best on Thursday night, but he was the least of the team’s worries on offense.

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman called a pitiful game as the Ravens had no answer for Miami’s Cover-0-heavy defensive approach.

The offensive line struggled. Receivers dropped passes. And an untimely Sammy Watkins fumble was recovered by Xavien Howard and returned for a Dolphins touchdown.

That ‘fumble-six’ was the final nail in the coffin for a Ravens team that didn’t deserve to win.

Blame it on the short week. Blame it on the curse of the AFC. Whatever or whoever you want to blame, this was an inexcusable loss.

The Ravens will look to regroup with an extra few days of rest to get healthy ahead of their Week 11 meeting with the Chicago Bears.

The extra few days off might do them some good. After all, it’ll be difficult to be much worse than their performance on short rest.

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The Ravens fall to 6-3 and remain in the thick of things in a crowded AFC playoff picture. Not exactly where they hoped to be following this game.