You know what is funny? With all of the flaws that we discuss as it relates to the Baltimore Ravens, the team generally speaking shows up to play at home. Since 2013, the Ravens are 21-11 at home. Outside of the injury plagued 2015 season, the Ravens are 18-6 at home during this time frame (2013, 2014 and 2016 combined). With all of the criticism we have towards Ravens players, coaches and the front office, the Ravens know how to win at M&T Bank Stadium.
However, on the road during the regular season, that is a different story. Since 2013, the Ravens are 10-22 on the road not including the playoffs. The best road record the Ravens have had over the last four seasons is 4-4 which occurred in the 2014 season. Maybe before anything else is discussed at the castle, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh needs to have an in depth conversation with everyone in the organization about what goes wrong when the Ravens play on the road if he hasn’t already.
It is obvious that something is lacking in the week of preparation to travel outside of Maryland. Whatever pattern/routine people have within the organization, it needs to be double checked. The Ravens were 8-8 in 2013 and in 2016 as a result of being 2-6 on the road in both seasons. Those bad road records caused the Ravens to miss the playoffs in both seasons. The Ravens finished the 2016 season on a six game road losing streak after starting 2-0.
The Ravens road woes during the regular season will always be confusing to me because this problem occurred when former Ravens head coach Brian Billick was here too. The Ravens have the highest winning percentage on the road in NFL playoff history (.625 with a 10-6 record all-time).
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has the most road playoff wins in NFL history with seven. How is this team so good in the toughest situation possible (playoff road games you win or go home) but lack the efficiency needed to win regular season road games? I’ll never understand it.