While they entered the bye with a winning record of 5-2, they have been battling many issues this season including injuries to star defensive players and a less than stellar offensive line.
The good news is that under head coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens are undefeated after a bye week with a margin of victory of 18 points. They also haven’t lost back-to-back games since 2009 thanks to quarterback Joe Flacco. Historically Flacco plays better after bye weeks.
We can only hope history repeats itself…
BaltimoreRavens.com’s Ryan Mink said that following a loss, Flacco has completed 278 of 434 passes (64.1 percent completion rate) for 3,508 yards, 22 touchdowns and four interceptions with a quarterback rating of 102.2.
This season the Ravens’ offense has struggled to put points on the board.
Wide receiver Torrey Smith spoke about the offense’s ability to turn things around:
“There are going to be ups and downs – and the downs are going to be some very, very low times – so you just have to be able to bounce back, and that’s how you become great.”
I hope that history repeats itself and that they can pull off a win in Cleveland next week. They desperately needed the break to recover and regroup, hopefully it pays off.