The early consensus is the Baltimore Ravens’ passing attack rates behind their AFC North rivals. They have huge potential to close this perceived gap behind quarterback and league MVP Lamar Jackson.
However, don’t expect the Ravens to stray too far away from their strength, which is running the football.
Baltimore had a league-high 596 carries and attempted 440 passes last season. It was certainly an effective strategy because the Ravens finished with the best record in the NFL at 14-2 and broke the league’s single-season rushing record.
Despite the run-oriented attack, Jackson still threw for 3,127 yards and an NFL-high 36 touchdowns.
Baltimore got away from its blueprint in the playoffs, throwing the ball 59 times with 29 rushing attempts in the divisional round against the Titans. That proved to be costly because the Ravens never had any momentum in the 28-12 setback.