4. Will the lack of rest eventually catch up to the Baltimore Ravens?
The Baltimore Ravens have had a brutal schedule. They have already played three road division games, and they are 2-1 in them so far. They also went to London. They did this after the Pittsburgh Steelers game, the most physical game on their schedule. They won that game, came home, and played a team with a better record than them. They waxed them. Still, the Lions are a physical team, and they will punch you in the mouth. The Ravens just out-toughed them.
From there, they had to fly to Arizona to take on a poor Cardinals team. This was a classic letdown spot, but the Ravens pushed through. The Cardinals technically did cover the spread, but the Ravens controlled a game that turned into a one-score game late. The second half was the Ravens imposing their will.
Still, you have to wonder if this catches up to them at some point. The Ravens have a week 13 bye, which they are fine with. They can rest up right before the playoffs and should be healthy coming into week 14. Still, the grind from week nine to week 14 will be a tough one for the Ravens. Having Seattle, a road game against Justin Herbert, and two division games will not make things easier.