The Baltimore Ravens had another statement game against a potential NFC contender. After beating down the Detroit Lions at home, the Ravens did the same thing to the Seattle Seahawks with a 37-3 victory. The win was a testament to Lamar Jackson, Roquan Smith, and the high-end talent on this roster, but at the same time, it was a statement of how deep the talent goes. If it were not for these underrated performances, the Ravens would not have won.
3. The Baltimore Ravens edge rusher group is getting talented
Some fans were disappointed that the Baltimore Ravens did not add a pass rusher at the trade deadline. However, the Ravens are more confident in the talent of their roster. They may be right when it comes to the pass rush. The team spent large portions of the early season without Odafe Oweh and Kyle Van Noy. Now, both are signed, healthy, and working into the Ravens' plans to win the Super Bowl.
If you have not noticed, Oweh is having a breakout in 2023. The third-year rusher is getting consistent pressure, and now it is leading to sacks. He looked great in week one, then got hurt in week two. In the three games since he has returned to the lineup, he has two sacks and a heap of pressures. This is a breakout year; it is just happening late due to the injury.
Van Noy had back-to-back sacks that killed a drive. The second sack legitimately did because Van Noy stripped Geno Smith and turned the ball over. Seattle was driving to score before the half, but a 14-3 game turned to 17-3 after the Van Noy strip sack. Van Noy has five sacks this year, and he did not even sign with the team until after week three. The Ravens are getting their trade deadline acquisitions in the form of Van Noy gelling in the defense and Oweh being healthy.