3 issues emerging from Baltimore Ravens win over Los Angeles Rams

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1. Slot receivers are torching the Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens may have issues against players in the slot. Against the Lions, Amon-Ra St. Brown had 13 catches for 102 yards in a loss, and against the Seahawks, Jaxon Smith-Njigba led the team in receiving with six catches for 63 yards. Even against Arizona, we saw Trey McBride get work from the slot. 

Elijah Moore had a touchdown in the loss to the Brown, and in the last two weeks, Keenan Allen had 14 catches for 106 yards, and Cooper Kupp had eight catches for 115 yards. 

The Ravens are getting torched by slot receivers. Some of this is because Kyle Hamilton has such a different skill set compared to most slot cornerbacks. He is not going to man up on these threats. Arthur Maulet started the year hot but has had issues. 

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With Hamilton banged up and Pepe Williams practicing, expect to see him activated and possibly getting on the field against the Jaguars to try to remedy the issues against slot receivers. If Hamilton is healthy, he may play more box safety, leaving Geno Stone out of the mix. The team had to do something because we all knew that Kupp was going to make a big catch on the game-tying drive, and he did.