The Baltimore Ravens had a chance to get healthy during the bye week. One key position was an offensive tackle. Ronnie Stanley and Morgan Moses entered the year as potential strengths of the roster, but in recent weeks, they both have been big question marks.
The Baltimore Ravens tackles have to show up against the Los Angeles Rams
Ronnie Stanley got hurt in week one. He returned in week five but then got hurt again in week ten. Morgan Moses got hurt in week five and then missed weeks nine and ten with the same injury. He came back in week 11, while Stanley came back in week 12.
So, these two played weeks six through eight together and then just week 12. In that three-week span when the Ravens had both of their tackles, their offense was far and away the best unit in the NFL.
Now, they have to get back in sync before the bye week, and they can come out of the bye week rested and ready to take on a five-game stretch with continuity. This could not come at a better time, either. While Joey Bosa was out, the Chargers still have Khalil Mack, who is having a great year, as well as Tuli Tuipolotu, an emerging rookie.
Both of them are rated much higher than the Los Angeles Rams' two rushers, Michael Hoecht, and Byron Young. Hoecht is a former UDFA, and Young is a day-three rookie. They are not shocking anyone, either. Hoecht ranks 66th out of 108 qualified rushers in pass rush win rate, and Byron Young ranks 84th. This is the perfect game for these two to get eased back into the mix and have a chance to find some footing before the stretch run that leads to the playoffs. If the Ravens could get Moses and Stanley playing their best down the stretch, it would go a long way.