The Baltimore Ravens went into the half 10-10. Then, they went on to dominate the Houston Texans 21-0 in the second half en route to a dominant win. The second half is a testament to how talented the Ravens roster is, but one of the biggest takeaways from the game has to be how talented this coaching staff is.
Baltimore Ravens coaching staff guides Baltimore Ravens in the second half
The talk all year has been about Mike MacDonald. MaDonald's had a pretty good first half against the Texans, especially when you consider the only touchdown was special teams related. Still, he shut things down in the second half. It was clear that while Bobby Slowik will get all of the talk about coaching opportunities, he was out-scheduled in this game.
On offense, it was all about Todd Monken. His first half was not as flashy as MacDonald's, which could be similar to the tone of the entire season. The offense has moments of brilliance but can unravel at times as well.
The Ravens started off hot but hit a snag in the second quarter. Then, the second half came, and the team put things away. The Ravens had three straight touchdown drives, killing the clock and driving the length of the field. Baltimore was mixing the run and pass, using the running backs, and Lamar Jackson at the right time. The fourth and one call with Jackson taking a bootleg, and then running it again for the touchdown in the red zone was excellent. They bought time for the defense to stay rested and attack. CJ Stroud. It was impressive, complimentary football.
The Baltimore Ravens have a Super Bowl roster, but when you combine a staff that can go into the locker room and come out with great adjustments to shut down the opponent and move the ball at will, you have an entire team that is ready to make that run.