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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Baltimore Ravens

Throughout the 2021 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:

Below you will find a Week 18 roundup for the Ravens in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 16

New Year's resolution: Find a way to stay healthy

From training camp to the final week of the regular season, overcoming injuries have been an ongoing challenge. The Ravens have suited up 75 players this season, tying 2020 for the most in team history. Baltimore has started 45 different players for at least one game. Even Lamar Jackson, who had never missed a game due to injury in his first three seasons, couldn't avoid getting sidelined. A right ankle injury has forced him to miss the past three games. When healthy, the Ravens believe they're a Super Bowl contender. But Baltimore has been a shell of itself this season. -- Jamison Hensley

NFL.com -- Rank: 19

The Ravens saw their playoff chances dashed in cruel fashion by a Rams team that didn't grab its first lead until the final minute of game time. Baltimore lost because Tyler Huntley -- again filling in for an injured Lamar Jackson -- failed to turn red-zone trips into TDs; Baltimore went without an offensive touchdown for the first time in three years. The first half of the season was defined by narrow wins; the second by narrow losses. It evens out as 8-8 mediocrity.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 18

They simply had too many injuries and COVID situations to get into the playoffs this year. This is a good team that will be sitting home.

USA Today -- Rank: 20

Now in his 14th season, John Harbaugh had never suffered a five-game skid ... until now. He can certainly be forgiven considering how decimated his roster is.

The Athletic -- Rank: 16

Future MVP: Remember running back J.K. Dobbins? This was supposed to be his breakout season, but he suffered a torn ACL in August. The Ravens' running game never really got on track without him, and it certainly didn't help that the team lost his backups, including Gus Edwards, to injuries as well. But we have high hopes for Dobbins' healthy return in 2022, and what the Dobbins-Lamar Jackson duo can do next season.

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