2020 NFL Power Rankings: Baltimore Ravens
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: 3.4 (3rd)
- Best ranking: 2nd (Multiple)
- Worst ranking: 6th (CBS Sports)
Below you will find a Week 4 roundup for the Ravens in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 2
What we learned: They need a better Plan B. Let's be clear: There's no magic blueprint to slow down Mahomes and the Chiefs. But the Ravens' blitz-heavy approach, which has worked well most weeks, was a disaster against Kansas City. Mahomes was 16-for-19 for 202 yards and three touchdowns against Baltimore's blitz. And the Ravens' defensive performance (in terms of EPA per snap) was their third worst of the past two seasons. The usually aggressive John Harbaugh settled for a field goal on fourth-and-3 on the first drive. The Ravens just didn't look like themselves all night. Last year, they lost to the Chiefs in Week 3 and rallied to win 12 of their final 13. A similar run in 2020 would be no surprise. But the Ravens' success this season will be determined solely by what they do in the playoffs. One loss is no reason to panic, but they need to spend the months ahead figuring out what their best chance for success is should they meet the Chiefs in January.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 6
If they are to get to the Super Bowl, they have to throw it better. Lamar Jackson wasn't good against the Chiefs.
USA Today -- Rank: 4
Questions about QB Lamar Jackson's ability to win -- and even remain competitive in -- marquee matchups will only further abound after Kansas City unceremoniously ended Baltimore's 14-game regular-season winning streak.
ESPN -- Rank: 2
What we got wrong: Marquise Brown would have a breakout season.
"Hollywood" hasn't exactly struggled, leading the Ravens with 156 yards receiving through three games. But he hasn't exploded as expected after fully recovering from foot surgery. Take away a 47-yard grab and Brown is averaging a pedestrian 9.9 yards per reception. He has to make more strides before establishing himself as a viable No. 1 wide receiver in the NFL. -- Jamison Hensley
NFL.com -- Rank: 3
A humbling loss for the Ravens, who were ambushed by Patrick Mahomes and saw their own MVP, Lamar Jackson, struggle on a huge prime-time stage in a 34-20 loss to the defending champion Chiefs. It's a huge missed opportunity for the Ravens, who kicked away a chance to put themselves on the inside track for a first-round bye and the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a win in their own building. It will be an uphill climb to achieve that goal now, and you wonder what kind of scars a one-sided rout like this might leave behind. Said John Harbaugh after the game: "We got beat just about every way you could get beat."
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