With comeback win, Ravens avoid crisis…for now

November 01, 2011 | Peter Dilutis

We’ve gotten a little taste of that over the past two weeks. For six quarters, both the Ravens and their fans faced some serious adversity.

Personally, I didn’t like some of the characters that showed during that time.

I’m so glad it’s over. As Brendan Ayanbadejo said Monday night at High Topps, the Ravens have put six bad quarters behind them and are looking to build off the two good quarters they ended the game with on Sunday.

That’s all well and good. And I hope those positive vibes continue through February and Indianapolis and end up in a parade in downtown Baltimore.

But honestly, I don’t expect it all to go smooth with this team. I don’t expect them to win Sunday in Pittsburgh, and I do not believe this offense will be fully functional for the duration of the season.

If and when the issues that we all saw over the past two weeks show up again, I have to admit, I’m a bit worried about what we will all see from both the team and the fans.

They’re 5-2. Let’s all enjoy that and take in Pittsburgh week. After all, some teams are totally out of it right now. We’re so lucky that the Ravens are such a successful franchise, and that the organization and fanbase are both made up of very passionate people.

That’s a positive, until it becomes a negative.

Hopefully the negative side of that passion doesn’t show anymore in 2011.

But something tells me it will. And that scares me.

Crisis avoided for now, but will that crisis stay away for good?