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Baltimore Ravens must start off fast on offense against Jacksonville Jaguars

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens offense has started off extremely slow in the first two games of the 2016 season. In week 1, the Ravens offense could only score 13 points in total against the Buffalo Bills. In week 2 against the Cleveland Browns, it took the Ravens offense about a quarter and a half to finally get going and get into a rhythm consistently.

The Ravens cannot afford to start off slow against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yes, the Jaguars are 0-2 and just came off of a blowout loss on the west coast against the San Diego Chargers in week 2. However, that blowout loss is the big reason why the Ravens need to start off fast on offense.

The Jaguars might be in a fragile state right now. This Jaguars team is young and could be lacking in confidence especially on defense at this point as the unit ranks 30th in points allowed. The last thing the Ravens need to do on offense is have three and outs to start the game which in turn would give a struggling Jaguars defense a lot of confidence. The Ravens need to sink the Jaguars as early as possible.

The Ravens defense might have its hands full with Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles along with a young and talented wide receiver duo of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns. The Ravens secondary can be had and if things don’t go well on defense, the pressure for the Ravens offense to score increases even more.