6 takeaways from the Ravens ugly Week 11 win over the Chicago Bears

Ravens, Tyler Huntley (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Tyler Huntley, Ravens. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Without Lamar Jackson, the Baltimore Ravens couldn’t take flight. No game was more painful to watch in Week 11 than the Ravens/Bears matchup on Sunday.

The Ravens didn’t have Jackson. The Bears lost Justin Fields mid-game to injury. What resulted was a battle of mediocre offenses with Tyler Huntley and his flock facing Andy Dalton and the very tame Bears.

Somehow, someway, the Ravens escaped with a win.

Baltimore also played without some of their crucial players: wide receivers Miles Boykin and Marquise Brown both sat out, as did cornerbacks Anthony Averett and Jimmy Smith as well as defensive tackle Brandon Williams.

The Ravens’ game plan heading into this matchup should have been fairly simple: run the ball, and don’t make Huntley do anything more than he needs to do.

This game, as with all others, had serious implications for their division race and playoff hopes, and the win puts the Ravens squarely at the top of the AFC North with a 7-3 record.

Here are six takeaways from the Baltimore Ravens’ victory in Week 11.

1. Baltimore struggled to get their offense going all game

To be expected.

Without Lamar Jackson, the Ravens have a middling team at best. Huntley finished 26-of-36 for 219 yards but failed to score a single touchdown, nabbing one interception instead.

In Huntley’s defense, he didn’t have many passing targets to work with. Huntley found more success running the ball and rushed for 40 yards on seven carries.

Toward the end of the game, though, Huntley started to shine a bit more.

The former Utah star ultimately stepped up to lead the Ravens’ game-winning drive in the fourth quarter: he had a five-play, 72-yard touchdown drive in a little over a minute.

When the Ravens needed him most, Huntley was there, and he executed. Had the Ravens made more defensive mistakes, they may have needed Huntley to do more in the game, but overall, he did just enough to get the ‘W’ in Week 11.