The Baltimore Ravens continued their pursuit of the Lombardi with their ninth win of the season. The Ravens will head into a much-needed bye week, but as always, there are plenty of questions that will need to be answered after their win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
10. Did the Baltimore Ravens finally put a team away in the fourth quarter?
One of the big issues with the Baltimore Ravens this season is that if they let teams linger, they will make it tight in the fourth quarter. The Ravens led big over Houston, Cleveland, Detroit, Seattle, and Cincinnati, so they did not have to worry about putting them away.
However, games against Cincinnati the first time, Tennessee, and Arizona were much closer than expected after fourth-quarter comebacks, and losses to the Browns, Steelers, and Colts all came because of fourth-quarter collapses. The Ravens let the Chargers linger into the fourth quarter, and sitting with a 13-3 lead, it looked like the perfect time for the team to show that they can hold onto a lead.
Jadeveon Clowney had a game-changing strip sack about two minutes into the fourth quarter. The Ravens offense could not put the game away, though. The Chargers cut the lead to 13-10, and after Justin Tucker missed a field goal, the Chargers had yet another chance.
However, Arthur Maulet forced Justin Herbert into grounding, Zay Flowers ripped a run into the end zone, and the Ravens won.
So, the Ravens' offense got a first down, or rather, a touchdown, when they needed to put the game away. The defense got two turnovers in the fourth quarter. Still, the Ravens also let the Chargers into the red zone twice late; the offense stalled once, and they missed a field goal. They put a team away in the fourth, but it was not pretty.