7 positives, 10 negatives, and 3780 words about the Ravens 22-19 OT loss to the Colts

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Negative: The defensive line didn't have a clue about how to stop backup RB Zack Moss

Moss isn't the worst RB2 in the history of the league, far from it. He is, however, a reserve/backup/secondary running back nonetheless and only the leading rusher of the Colts because Jonathan Taylor was placed on the Injured Reserve ahead of the season and missed the first four matchups of the year.

Appearing in his second game after missing Week 1 injured, Moss rushed the rock 30 times for 122 yards averaging 4.1 yards per tote. He failed to score a rushing touchdown, yes, but he grabbed a 17-yard pass for a score leaving ILB Patrick Queen in the dust. He grabbed 2-of-3 targets for a total of 23 yards.

This outing marked career highs in carries (30), rushing yards (122), and yards from scrimmage (145) for Moss... and he did that even getting a bit banged up midway through the third quarter when he got his right leg rolled up.

Moss destroyed the Ravens' tackles as he pleased. Justin Madubuike wasn't horrible (he completed four tackles on the day) but he couldn't handle the brute force Moss was. Michael Pierce was good (five tackles) but not great. Brent Urban took some snaps and completed a couple of tackles, but that was it.

Madubuike spoke about the result at the end of the game. "What is there to talk about? We took a loss," he said. "We have to play better both offensively and defensively. For them to come into our house and beat us, that just shouldn’t happen. There were so many mistakes that we made. We just have to clean that stuff up."

He was also harsh with the defense and the line, saying "Credit to [Moss], but that doesn't happen on our defense, so we need to be better." Madubuike added, "We have to do better, especially at home, every game really, but especially at home."