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Ravens are not playoff contenders and their record proves it

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NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

After the 40-0 domination, the Ravens were ‘turning the corner’. Their offense scored points. The defense reminded folks Matt Moore is not an NFL quarterback. The Ravens were a complete team. It was short-lived, though.

The Tennessee Titans aren’t a cupcake team. They have a starting quarterback and are good in all three facets of the game. Their defense can hault drives, their offense can score points, and their special teams can aren’t mistake-prone. This is bad news for the Ravens, as they are never all three at the same time.

Ravens wins:

None of these teams are playoff caliber. The Ravens haven’t beaten a single ‘good’ team. They’ve manhandled bad teams with bad quarterbacks.

The Ravens will win a few more games this season. They’ll face the Brett Hundley Packers, Tom Savage Texans and Jacoby Brissett Colts. But they won’t win against a team with a good quarterback, or a full team. They won’t be postseason contenders, unless every NFL team loses their starting quarterback. They are not the Philadelphia Eagles, or the LA Rams. They can’t finish drives, let alone games. They will finish 7-9 or 8-8 and that’s a better record than they really are.