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After two weeks to prepare, Ravens will reveal true colors in Cleveland

Street Talk After two weeks to prepare, Ravens will reveal true colors in Cleveland

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The last time we saw the Baltimore Ravens on the field, they left us with more questions than answers. The offense couldn’t move the ball and the defense couldn’t stop a nosebleed. Luckily for them, they had two weeks to heal up and try to solve their problems.

The Ravens have historically been excellent after the bye week, but such terrible performances leading up to it left many fans wondering whether they would be able to fix all of their mistakes. While we won’t know until kickoff, one thing’s for sure – the Ravens that we see today will be the real Ravens.

The team has been going through an identity crisis for the majority of the 2012 season. The offense can’t decide whether to run or pass and the defense’s reputation is hanging by a thread. They’ve faced adversity the entire season through both severe injuries and heavy criticism, but will look to turn things around today.

Though the Ravens are 5-2, their recent play would indicate otherwise. The Ravens have looked lost at times and have yet to establish themselves as the AFC powerhouse they were predicted to be.

This isn’t just a must win for the Ravens; it’s a statement game.

The Ravens were humiliated by the Texans in all facets of the game and had to let that loss stew for two weeks as the media ripped them apart. The true measure of this team will be how they respond to that loss.

Whether good or bad, expect the Ravens to show their true colors today.

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Riley Babcock

About Riley Babcock

Riley Babcock was born and raised in Maryland where he took a big interest towards sports at a young age. The Baltimore Ravens soon became his main interest which led to his eventual hiring as Editor of the Ravens blog, Ebony Bird, in early March of  2011. Riley is an avid follower of all sports, but is primarily into football, specifically the NFL. With eyes glued to ESPN 24/7 and the NFL Network, you can count on Riley always being on top of the latest sports news and providing readers with quality content year round.  More from Riley Babcock
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