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

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6. Have yourself a birthday, Justin Tucker

Justin Tucker turned 32-years-old on Sunday, and he celebrated by boosting the Ravens to this important win.

The opera singer went 3-for-3, scoring 10 of the Ravens’ 16 points today including a long of 46 yards.

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves: Baltimore would simply not be the same without their record-breaking kicker.

The Ravens’ special teams unit also came to play and had a huge moment in the fourth quarter by deflecting a Chicago punt.

This Ravens game, like so many others, came down to special teams and coaching, and Baltimore squeezed by with a pivotal win against the Chicago Bears.

Baltimore’s frustrating Week 11 performance showed how far the Ravens still have to go to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

Leading the AFC North isn’t enough. The Ravens have huge issues to address in the O-line and in their secondary, and until Baltimore shows more consistency in all areas of the field, the team should keep their expectations realistic.

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The team did what they had to do today, sans Lamar Jackson: get the win. Once again, they managed to overcome the odds and win ugly.