After being on the wrong end of a historical Week 1 affair, most power rankings knocked the Ravens down a few spots.
For the Ravens, the offensive line’s inability to protect quarterback Lamar Jackson and establish one of the league’s top rushing attacks might sink their season, especially if the defense can’t get back to being one of the best in the NFL. But it’s a long 17-game season, so don’t expect these talented teams to fall back to the pack just yet. — C.J. Doon
No. 7 (-2)
For Baltimore, Monday night was history — the bad kind. Since John Harbaugh’s first season with the Ravens in 2008, the team had been 81-0 in games in which Baltimore led by at least 14 points. But Harbaugh’s bunch couldn’t hold that lead against the Raiders in a Monday nighter marred by pass-protection issues and Lamar Jackson’s inability to protect the football in key situations. Jackson’s fumble on a sack in overtime set up Derek Carr’s game-winning, 31-yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones, dooming the Ravens to their first season-opening loss since 2015. The long plane ride back to Baltimore couldn’t have been any easier knowing that Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are on tap Sunday night. — Dan Hanzus
The first-round pick showed off his pursuit skills in getting his first career sack, which helped him answer some criticism. Oweh didn’t have a sack in his final season at Penn State, causing some to wonder why he was selected in the first round. But Oweh recorded a sack in his first NFL game along with two quarterback hits. — Jamison Hensley
No. 11 (-4)
Losing on the road on a Monday night isn’t a disgrace, but now they get the Chiefs on a short week. The injuries are starting to become an issue.
No. 11 (-4)
“The Browns is the Browns” no longer applies. “The Ravens is the Ravens” possibly no longer applies, either.
No. 13 (-4)
Lamar Jackson ultimately cost his team a win with two really bad fumbles. Between this and their unfortunate injury luck, Baltimore is another bad vibes team. Just doesn’t feel like ‘Hey, this is finally their year to go deep into the playoffs.’ The Ravens are staring 0-2 in the face with KC up next.