If anything, the Baltimore Ravens' Monday Night Football duel with the San Francisco 49ers will be a true test to show us just how close this team can be to competing for a Super Bowl. The Ravens have a loaded roster, but they have flaws that need to be fixed, and the 49ers are a team that can take those flaws and cast them under the bright lights.
Which areas of the Ravens have the best chance of being exposed?
3. The Baltimore Ravens offensive tackles will be put to the test
Last week, we noted that despite a bounce-back game against the Los Angeles Rams, it was too early to say that both of the Baltimore Ravens tackles looked better. Morgan Moses and Ronnie Stanley did not play a full game, and the Rams do not have the edge rushers that scare teams.
Josh Allen and Travon Walker were much tougher, and both tackles struggled. Morgan Moses saw more time on the sidelines than Stanley this week, but both tackles platooned. Stanley did not look against Josh Allen in the snaps he saw against him.
The issue is that the Ravens saw a jump from the Rams pass rush to the Jaguars. Now, it gets tougher with the 49ers. While Josh Allen has a 21.2% pass rush win rate, per PFF, Nick Bosa is at 23.1%.
Meanwhile, the second-year rusher Travon Walker is just at 10% with his win rate, which caused the Ravens trouble at times. The 49ers have Chase Young, who has a 16.1% win rate.
This week, it will be Young against the left tackles and Bosa against the right tackles for most of the night. So, for Stanley, he does see a slightly easier matchup, but from Josh Allen to Chase Young, it is not easy. Meanwhile, going from Walker to Nick Bosa is a true test for Morgan Moses and likely Daniel Faalele, who will get snaps as well.