I’ll use the old phrase a win is a win is a win, but if this Ravens team wants to go anywhere this season they must play better than they did today. The Ravens escaped their home opener against Cleveland 24-17. Meanwhile the Steelers (3-0) destroyed Tampa Bay 38-13. Next week’s match up against the Steelers is a MUST win game.
If the Ravens beat the Rothersburgerless Steelers, they will both be 3-1. But if Charlie Batch and the Steelers win next week, we would fall two games behind the Steelers; three if you look at the head to head competition. The Ravens must play far better than they have the last three games. They are primed for a breakout game. Seeing that the offense and defense haven’t gelled together yet they are still 2-1. This team could easily be 3-0, 0-3, 2-1, or 1-2. If the D plays like they did in week one and two, and the O plays like they did today, then next week we’ll be fine. Otherwise a lose against the Steelers next week and we could be in for a long season.
A few weeks ago I wrote a piece called Super Bowl or Bust. Well we need to concentrate on winning and forget about a Super bowl right now.