5 pleasant surprises for the Baltimore Ravens halfway through 2023

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4. The Baltimore Ravens pass rush is shaping up

The Baltimore Ravens fanbase wanted them to add a pass rusher in the worst way as recently as last Tuesday. However, from where they stand right now, you actually have to be pretty impressed. Justin Madubuike is holding his own upfront, and while it is hard to say that the edge rushers have been perfect all season, where they stand right now is better than where they have stood all season.

Jadeveon Clowney is the big surrise of the group. He ha sbene excellent from week one, and had another great game against Seattle. He has been the constant, but fans have wondered if they needed more next to him.

Kyle Van Noy signed in week four and already has five sacks. His strip-sack capped off a two-sack game and turned a drive for Seattle into points for Baltimore before the half. Then, there is Odafe Oweh. Oweh played well against the Houston Texans and Laremy Tunsil before getting injured in week two. Still, he came back and recorded two sacks in the past three games. Sunday may have been his best.

The Ravens are expected to get Tyus Bowser back soon, and a group of Clowney, Van Noy, Bowser, and Oweh is enough to win games. This is a great turn from what many saw as a weakness back in weeks three and four.