1. Will the Baltimore Ravens push the ball down the field more?
The Baltimore Ravens offense was supposed to be a deeper passing attack, but that was simply not the case when the team beat the Houston Texans in week one. Still, that could be a case of a new offensive coordinator who is finding ways to beat a specific team. He thought it was best to slowly beat the Texans with the quick passes.
Meanwhile, there are ways to beat the Cincinnati Bengals with deep passing. Their cornerback play can be questioned. Chidobe Awuzie is coming back from an injury and was beaten against the Browns, Deshaun Watson just did not make enough plays. Cam Taylor-Britt can be beaten deep, and Mike Hilton is best around the line of scrimmage. Nick Scott and Dax Hill are in new roles this season and they are being asked to do a lot more.
The reality is that this group could gel together and be a strong unit, but right now, they need to be tested. Rashod Bateman was eased back in with his foot, but he should get more work down the field. Odell Beckham drew two pass interference calls downfield and caught a 29-yard pass. This must continue. Zay Flowers was great, but everything was within five yards. Now, the team should expand things out. There are chances for the Ravens to score against the Bengals.
First, Lamar Jackson must stay cool under pressure, second he must push the ball down the field.