Top 3 Baltimore Ravens duds against Houston Texans in Week #1

The Ravens have questions to answer despite a win against the Houston Texans
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Isaiah Likely, Baltimore Ravens
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1. Isaiah Likely could not replace Mark Andrews for the Baltimore Ravens

One interesting question was how Isaiah Likely would look without Mark Andrews. When Andrews got injured against the Buccaneers last year, Likely came up huge with 77 yards. However, when he had to start the following week, he had just 24 yards. It was one of the worst games of his career.

This week, he had another poor result. Likely had just four yards, a short catch in the first quarter. From there, he was non-existent. Likely also was the worst-graded player on the Ravens' offense. We are starting to learn more about Likely, who has just 28 yards in two combined starts when you exclude a meaningless week 18 start.

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He is a good player, and as a complementary option, he can be involved in the offense. However, when he is asked to start, he is not ready for that attention. Likely is best when the attention is not on him, and he can slip through the cracks and make plays. When it shifts to him, he is not ready for it. This is notable because the team is realizing just how valued Mark Andrews is. Likely is a nice piece, but he is not close to replacing what Andrews can bring. He is a player that they cannot lose, and Likely is a player who may not be nearly as involved this year if the Ravens' pass catchers can stay healthy.