Well what do we have here? Interesting. . .
Rather than drag this out and possibly bite me in the *** later, I’ll just go for it.
THE 2016 BALTIMORE RAVENS ARE 3-0 AFTER THREE, AND SIT ALONE ATOP THE AFC NORTH! NOT THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS. NOT THE CINCINNATI BENGALS. NOT THE... WAIT, WHO ELSE IS IN THIS DIVISION? DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE THEY AREN’T ON TOP!
THE UGLY WINNERS. THE WORST 3-0 TEAM IN THE LEAGUE. THAT’S RIGHT. IT’S THE BALTIMORE RAVENS. THREE WEEKS IN, THREE AND OH!
Okay, I’m back now. My emotions started typing. Now, it’s time for some real talk.
Last year the Ravens experienced some heartbreaking losses. Crushing, closely contested fourth quarters which resulted in failure. But this team is different. To start, they are healthy.
Ravens fans preached it before, and they’ll do it once more. An unrealistic amount of season-ending injuries killed the flock. This year, the Ravens have a healthy squad (minus Dumervil) and now they are in the best position possible.
I’ve answered a few radio shows and podcasts, and each time one of the questions starts in some form of, “Besides health, what were reasons for the Ravens failures, and how can they change this season?”
The problems were health, and you can see it now. Joe Flacco is upright, and there is a healthy left tackle blocking for him. Terrell Suggs is on the field and making plays. Both left tackle and outside linebacker positions were injured week one last year. It was the cause for such problems.
Last season was a fluke.
Call them ugly wins. Because you’re recognizing that they are, in fact, victories.
Call them the worst undefeated team in the league. Because you’re recognizing that they are, in fact, undefeated.
Obviously the Ravens haven’t had a tough start to the season, but people slept on Baltimore and put them in the best position. Underdogs.