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

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Negative: The backups played like backups, which eventually had to happen

The Ravens entered Week 3 with seven players ruled out and three more starters already sitting on IR.

Baltimore missed Mark Andrews in Week 1 as well as CB Marlon Humphrey and won that game. They had to navigate Week 2 in the Jungle without many other starters available including RB J.K. Dobbins, OL Tyler Linderbaum and Ronnie Stanley, and S Marcus Williams. Once more, they won.

That is not the case anymore.

The backups deployed by the Ravens, which amounted to at least one in nearly all positional groups (except at quarterback, defensive line, and tight end all units featured at least one reserve or a player outside of his position) just couldn't do enough to play to the level of the team's starters.

It's reasonable and expected, but it was also one of the reasons the Ravens dropped the ball in Week 3.

The offensive line was great against Cincy but struggled to keep Lamar from getting pressured by the Colts' frontline. The defensive line was absolutely gashed by the Colts' backup running back Zack Moss of all people.

The Flock has great depth, that's facts, but the team might have reached its breaking point and unless/until some starters return to the lineup there will be mighty struggles.