Dont lose to the Bills if you want respect

Don\t lose to the Bills if you want respect
Ravens HC John Harbaugh gives biggest points of concern vs. Titans
The Baltimore Ravens are licking their wounds going into a Week 6 road trip to face the Tennessee Titans. Baltimore comes off a rough 12-9 overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns, where turnovers and missed opportunities proved costly and gave their once cellar-dwelling AFC North rivals a jolt of life. Both teams are chasing the Cincinnati Bengals in the division standings.

The trip to Nashville marks the third straight week the Ravens will be on the road. They previously won in Pittsburgh and lost to Cleveland, which means their next three AFC North games will all be in the friendly confines of M&T Bank Stadium. The hope is for the Ravens offense to get on track against a tough Titans defense and to carry that momentum back home, where the Ravens will play four of the next five games.

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The loss to Cleveland was stinging, and it ended with a wobbly 37-yard field goal by the Browns Greg Joseph. Ravens veteran Michael Crabtree had a couple key drops in the game and put the burden on himself to fix his own woes and get the teams passing game, which showed so much promise early, back on track.

Well, theyre big, physical, long, defense-veteran group. They have long corners, instinctive linebackers. They have a young guy that can run. Obviously, (C.J.) Mosley gets them lined up and hes productive. (Terrell) Suggs continues to produce at a high level into his mid-30s. They have two big, stout guys with (Michael) Pierce and (Brandon) Williams inside. They have length with (Chris) Wormley and (Brent) Urban. (Matthew) Judon has worked his way into being a very good outside linebacker in this league. ZaDarius Smith is a hybrid guy. When you have a veteran safety that can get guys lined up and disguise, it makes it very difficult. Theyve batted 40 balls this year. They have 40 PBUs, which is about a season for some teams. Theyve drawn 15 holding calls as a defensive front. That means theyre active and theyre getting off blocks.

PennLive reporter Dustin Hockensmith tackled those subjects and more on this edition of the Baltimore Ravens Blitz. Ravens beat reporter Aaron Kasinitz also joined the show to break down the Ravens-Titans matchup and give his prediction. Take a look in the video above.

The Titans-Ravens rivalry is a hard-fought defensive contest that almost always comes down to the last blow of the whistle.

The last time the two teams met was Nov. 5, 2017 when the Titans beat the Ravens in Nashville, 23-20.

“(Matthew) Judon has worked his way into being a very good outside linebacker in this league. ZaDarius Smith is a hybrid guy. When you have a veteran safety that can get guys lined up and disguise, it makes it very difficult. Theyve batted 40 balls this year.”

Earlier this week, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh laid out the things that stand out most to him as his team takes on the Titans in Nissan Stadium this weekend.

Thursday is when we get to hear from offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur and defensive coordinator Dean Pees. Pees will face his former team in the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Pees was the defensive coordinator with the Ravens from 2012-2017. He was asked about if Sunday is just another game for him or not.

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Starting quarterback Marcus Mariota has been the glue holding the Titans offense together. He’s put the ball in the right places even when dealing with an elbow injury, and made plays off his own mobility when he’s had to.

Share Share What are the odds? Titans vs. Ravens tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports The Titans fell victim to the classic trap game, just as I (and everyone else in the world) warned in last weeks odds post. You could see it coming a mile away. The funny thing was, Marcus Mariota found a way to win that game, until Nick Williams dropped one of the easiest catches youll ever see.

“It starts with the quarterback,” Harbaugh said of the Titans QB. “I think theyre built around him. He does a really good job of running and passing – all the read stuff theyve done, the drop back and play action. He does it very well. Hes a good runner.”


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