No one in Baltimore wants to think about football these days. That’s okay; it doesn’t seem as though the Ravens do, either.
Being stranded in the desert is a rock-bottom feeling, no matter how one arrived there.
That is where the Ravens find themselves after a 26-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals Oct. 26 left their record at 1-6 before 64,722 fans at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Halloween may be approaching, but each week of this lost Baltimore Ravens’ season is starting to feel like the movie “Groundhog Day.”
It’s not just because the same things keep happening, but because the team’s hole is getting deeper and deeper.
Yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens lost to the Cleveland Browns in a heartbreaker of an overtime loss.
Even at 0-3, the Ravens had a vision.
In their sights were the Pittsburgh Steelers, and their mission became clear.
Win this game against their AFC North rivals, and they would avoid an almost unbearable four-game losing streak, one that would surely end their season just as October began.
During Week Two of the NFL season, Mr. Carlos Hyde of the San Francisco 49ers appeared to be far more of a Jekyll.
He was far from the only player, coach or team to face an identity crisis, however. In a league entangled by parity, it’s not remotely surprising that the sweeping generalizations we used to describe a Week One performance did not remotely hold up for even seven days.
There’s been talk about whether Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is engaging in a war on Baltimore by instituting policies that favor nearly every part of the state… except its most populous city. Now Hogan has gone ahead and made it clear that he truly doesn’t care what Baltimore thinks–by proudly flaunting Redskins gear at a Redskins game.
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