The Baltimore Ravens finished last season with a 11-5 record and second place in the tough AFC North. Baltimore ended the regular season on a five-game winning streak to secure a playoff spot and defeated the Tennessee Titans in the super wildcard round. But they lost the next week against the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round.
In the offseason, the Ravens traded offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs. In the return, they got a first-round pick, which they used to select OLB Odafe Owah. The Ravens also drafted wide receiver Rashod Bateman in the first round to upgrade their receiver unit.
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Anytime Lamar Jackson is under center, your team will always have a chance to be in the Super Bowl. The dual-threat quarterback completed 64.4% of his passes for 2,757 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. He also added 1,005 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns. It was the second-straight year that the former league MVP had at least 1,000 rushing yards.
Jackson is integral to the Ravens’ success and they made sure to give him more firepower in the offseason. They signed veteran WR Sammy Watkins in free agency and drafted WRs Tylan Wallace and Bateman. Those three wide receivers should help out a beleaguered WR unit that only had only one explosive playmaker in Marquise Brown. Also, do not forget that the Ravens have tight end Mark Andrews and running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. Dobbins could be due for a breakout second season as he can be utilized in the rushing and receiving games.
Defensively, the Ravens did not re-sign defensive end Yannick Ngaouke, who signed a deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. But Baltimore still has Calais Campbell anchoring the defensive line and the linebacker unit led by Patrick Queen and Pernell McPhee. The secondary is still intact as well with Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey holding down the two cornerback spots. With those two defensive backs manning the boundaries, the Ravens should have a top-10 pass defense once again.
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