The Baltimore Ravens and their fans have to be thankful for the start of the season going so well. The team is now in playoff position for the final six games, and it will be a fun end to the season. As we give plenty of thanks this time of the year, what are the things about the Baltimore Ravens that will make us most thankful this Thanksgiving?
5. The Baltimore Ravens have a roster built on depth
The Baltimore Ravens definitely have some star talent, but the reason this team is 8-3 is because of the depth that they have assembled. How about Patrick Mekari? The dude has played half of the season, filling in for the injured Ronnie Stanley, and the other half filling in for the injured Morgan Moses. Twice this year, Mekari had to go from right to left in back-to-back weeks.
The Ravens lost Tyler Linderbaum for two weeks but have a former starter in Sam Mustipher. Keaton Mitchell and Justice Hill have stepped in for JK Dobbins, and with Nelson Agholor in the mix, the wide receiver room is deeper than ever. With Mark Andrews out, it feels good to have Isiah Likely with a strong reputation as a tight end.
On defense, the team would be lost without the presence of Geno Stone and Brandon Stephens, two key depth pieces who had to step into bigger roles due to injuries.
The Ravens are deep, and it has caused them to survive an onslaught of injuries. Now, the team is starting to get healthy at the right time. Fans have to be thankful because injuries will always occur, but to survive them with a first-place record is what is so impressive.