Subscribe to our newsletter

We’ve Been Down This Road Before

Eric DeCosta John Harbaugh
Share
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Back during the 2000 season, the Baltimore Ravens headed into Week 7 with a (5-1) record and already had 3 shutouts to their credit. That record-setting defense masked the inefficiencies of an offense that would soon struggle to get out of their own way. Over the course of the next three games the Ravens would average just 5 points per game.

When Obafemi Ayanbadejo scored on a 1-yard run with 6:39 left in the fourth quarter of Game 4 when they pummeled the Cincinnati Bengals by the score of 37-0, it would be the last touchdown they would score for 21 quarters and in the process they fell to (5-4).

But the team rallied together and they never lost again on their way to a Super Bowl 35 title.

Fast forward to 2012. The Ravens started that season (5-1) until they went into Houston and got pasted by the Texans 41-13. The Ravens had a bye week following the blowout and there was talk of John Harbaugh forcing a full-contact practice during the players’ down time. The idea triggered what has been described by some as a near mutiny until cooler heads prevailed. The Ravens would right the ship and advance to (9-2) before stumbling to (9-5). The struggles cost offensive coordinator Cam Cameron his job and it included another shellacking courtesy of the Denver Broncos.

The playoff berth was in danger.

Eventually the Ravens took care of business, made some strategic changes across the offensive front and got it in gear on their way to a SB 47 win.

Now it’s 2020 and once again, the Ravens started (5-1) only to struggle and fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers to drop to (5-2). Adversity has once again reared its ugly head. The Ravens lost their All Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley for the season and an already thin secondary will be without Marlon Humphrey this week when they travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts.

Each season comes with its own challenges. It’s up to the players, coaches and front office to work to recapture their winning ways. To embrace the grind, together. A season is a journey. It’s a marathon. We’ve seen it before. We’ve watched the Ravens overcome greater obstacles in the past. They CAN do it again, one setback, one practice, one game at time.

Ravens v. Bills color rush
Street Talk

GAMEDAY 411: Ravens v. Bills

The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) host the Buffalo Bills (2-1) at M&T Bank Stadium for a showdown featuring two of the AFC’s top teams. This marks …

Read More →
Jason Pierre Paul at practice
Injury Report

Injury Report: Ravens vs. Bills – Friday/Game Status

Game Status Ravens DOUBTFUL: OL Patrick Mekari (ankle); OLB Justin Houston (groin); QUESTIONABLE: T Ronnie Stanley (ankle) Bills OUT: CB Christian Benford (hand); WR Jake …

Read More →
Lamar Jackson in color rush OTL
Out To Lunch

OTL: Can Color Rush Dominance Continue?

Saying it’s a big week in Baltimore would be the understatement of the century. The 2-1 Buffalo Bills come to town this Sunday, and after …

Read More →
Tua Tagovailoa concussion
Lombardi's Way

Safety And The Fraudulent NFL

We’ve all seen it. Last Sunday v. the Bills in Miami, Tua Tagovailoa was thrown to the ground and in the process he hits his …

Read More →
Bills at Ravens
Bold Predictions

Bold Predictions: Can the Ravens Take Down Buffalo?

The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) host the Buffalo Bills (2-1) at M&T Bank Stadium – the Ravens’ fourth-straight game against an AFC East foe. This showdown …

Read More →
J.K. Dobbins and David Ojabo
Injury Report

Injury Report: Ravens vs. Bills – Thursday

Note: The Ravens placed NT Michael Pierce (biceps) on IR Ravens Did Not Participate: OL Patrick Mekari (ankle); OLB Justin Houston (groin); FULL Participation: RB …

Read More →
Street Talk

GAMEDAY 411: Ravens v. Bills

The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) host the Buffalo Bills (2-1) at M&T Bank Stadium for a showdown featuring two of the AFC’s top teams. This marks …

Read More →
Injury Report

Injury Report: Ravens vs. Bills – Friday/Game Status

Game Status Ravens DOUBTFUL: OL Patrick Mekari (ankle); OLB Justin Houston (groin); QUESTIONABLE: T Ronnie Stanley (ankle) Bills OUT: CB Christian Benford (hand); WR Jake …

Read More →
Out To Lunch

OTL: Can Color Rush Dominance Continue?

Saying it’s a big week in Baltimore would be the understatement of the century. The 2-1 Buffalo Bills come to town this Sunday, and after …

Read More →
Lombardi's Way

Safety And The Fraudulent NFL

We’ve all seen it. Last Sunday v. the Bills in Miami, Tua Tagovailoa was thrown to the ground and in the process he hits his …

Read More →
Bold Predictions

Bold Predictions: Can the Ravens Take Down Buffalo?

The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) host the Buffalo Bills (2-1) at M&T Bank Stadium – the Ravens’ fourth-straight game against an AFC East foe. This showdown …

Read More →
Injury Report

Injury Report: Ravens vs. Bills – Thursday

Note: The Ravens placed NT Michael Pierce (biceps) on IR Ravens Did Not Participate: OL Patrick Mekari (ankle); OLB Justin Houston (groin); FULL Participation: RB …

Read More →
Don’t Miss Anything at RSR. Subscribe Here!
Latest posts
Join our newsletter and get 20% discount
Promotion nulla vitae elit libero a pharetra augue