Saturday, November 21, 2020

Baltimore Ravens Week 11 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Baltimore Ravens rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 5.4 (6th)
  • Best ranking: 4th (The Athletic)
  • Worst ranking: 6th (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 11 roundup for the Ravens in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 4

Last year, it felt like everything fell their way. This year has been the opposite. The Ravens are banged-up, they're experiencing regression in a number of areas, and Sunday night they made too many mistakes to beat the Patriots. At the end of the first half, with the Ravens approaching field goal range, Lamar Jackson threw an interception on a pass intended for Marquise Brown. Center Matt Skura had a pair of costly bad snaps -- one on fourth-and-1, another in the fourth quarter that lost 16 yards. If this were a one-game issue, the Ravens could chalk it up to an off night and terrible weather conditions. But Baltimore ranks 24th offensively through 10 weeks.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 6

If they don't get the passing game cranked up, they will have issues come playoff time. They can't just be a running team. The defense has to pick it up as well.

USA Today -- Rank: 6

Season-ending injury to blocking TE Nick Boyle is latest blow to offense that also sorely misses LT Ronnie Stanley and retired G Marshal Yanda.

ESPN -- Rank: 5

What would they take back: Not adding a proven No. 1 wide receiver

The Ravens needed to help out Lamar Jackson this offseason like Arizona and Buffalo did with their young quarterbacks. The Cardinals got DeAndre Hopkins for Kyler Murray, and the Bills acquired Stefon Diggs for Josh Allen. The biggest veteran addition at wide receiver for Baltimore was Dez Bryant, who hadn't played in three years. Jackson ranks 24th in passing yards (1,762) and 26th in completion rate (64%). -- Jamison Hensley -- Rank: 6

The book is out on the Ravens. They are a very good -- sometimes great -- team that doesn't know how to dig itself out of a hole. This is not a trait usually attached to a champion. Lamar Jackson fell to 0-6 (including playoffs) when trailing by 10 or more points at any point in a game, the position Baltimore found itself on Sunday night in rainy Foxborough. Playing without Calais Campbell and several other starters, the defense was run over, while the offense produced two quality touchdown drives and little else. Now three games behind the undefeated Steelers, the Ravens' chances of repeating as division champions appear remote. More distressingly, they are one of six 6-3 teams in the AFC, which puts them in a dogfight for a playoff spot. Hold on tight.

Previous update: Baltimore Ravens Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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