The Baltimore Ravens are now 2-2 after losing 23-20 to the Buffalo Bills. In a tense, physical affair, the Ravens surrendered a sizable second-half lead as Tyler Bass’ last-second field goal consigned the Ravens to another home defeat. Here are three takeaways from the game.
Second Half Woes Continue
For the second straight home game, the Ravens fell apart in the second half. Baltimore was outscored 13-0 in the second half, and several red zone trips resulted in zero points. The Ravens are not reacting and adapting to coaching adjustments from other teams. We know that teams script the start of a game; Baltimore’s opening scripts work. But, when it requires in-game changes, the players, and coaches come up short, as they did in this game.
J.K. Dobbins Needs Time
J.K. Dobbins returned and added some force to the Ravens’ ground game. Dobbins looked good in short-yardage situations, but the all-around power and burst is not there yet. Dobbins needs time to bed in and get up to game speed. But the Ravens’ rushing attack looked better with him back in it.
J.K. Dobbins with his SECOND touchdown of the QUARTER 👊#RavensFlock
— TWSN (@TWSN___) October 2, 2022
Defensive Secondary Played Well
The Ravens’ secondary got stomped all over in the defeat to the Miami Dolphins and allowed an anemic Patriots’ offense to throw deep. Mike Macdonald’s unit was much better today as they held Josh Allen to just 213 yards, with one touchdown, and an interception. The Ravens’ secondary played its best game since Week One, and they’ll need to be at this level next Sunday.