Ravens studs and duds from Week 14 loss against Browns
5. The Ravens’ secondary
Marlon Humphrey is out for the season, and the Ravens’ secondary is hurting. Badly. In the first half, Baker Mayfield made quick work driving down the field and finding his receivers in open space.
On Cleveland’s first touchdown, cornerback Tavon Young had a lapse in coverage, allowing Jarvis Landry to get open and easily run into the red zone.
The Ravens gave up too many pass interference penalties, too — one, in particular, was Tavon Young grabbing onto tight end Austin Hooper in the second quarter to give Cleveland a fresh down in the end zone.
6. The Ravens’ offensive line
If the Ravens secondary was missing Humphrey, their offensive line misses Ronnie Stanley.
Alejandro Villanueva struggled the most: he was called for multiple holding penalties and allowed the sack that forced a fumble leading to a Browns touchdown.
Tyre Phillips didn’t play much better at right tackle, and Baltimore’s offensive line issues continued to plague the team all game. Cleveland can boast one of the best pass-rushing units in the league, but Baltimore’s starting tackles must do better.
After this Ravens loss, if the Cincinnati Bengals beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, the Bengals will jump into first in the AFC North.
There was only so much Tyler Huntley could do under center, and it goes without saying that Baltimore will need Lamar Jackson back as soon as he’s healthy.
The Ravens suffered a deserved defeat against Cleveland in Week 14, but they showed now quit. Onto the next.