Nope, it's not penalties. It's not allowing too many big plays on defense either. It's not even the common gripe of not 'taking the points' with fields goals on fourth down instead of going for it. Those are all factors, but they're not the Ravens' biggest problem.
No excuses in game Baltimore could have won. Ravens caught some breaks, but not enough to overcome self-inflicted mistakes. Ups and downs in Marty Mornhinweg's debut. Penalties could bring down season.
The Ravens are renowned for their front office stability, but it has been a different story at offensive coordinator. A similar OC turnover trend is happening league-wide.
If the unit can turn things around under a new offensive coordinator, a real playoff opportunity exists for the Ravens.
Ravens frustratingly leave points on the table. Taking ball out of Terrance West's hands was another self-inflicted wound. Biggest problem is Ravens' passing game.
Maybe the players and coaches don't see the Ravens-Redskins matchup as a rivalry game, but it’s definitely a personal crucible for many fans.
Quarterback Joe Flacco admitted the Ravens are still figuring themselves out 'a little bit,' but columnist John Eisenberg says it’s easy to see who they are trying to become.
A strange day. Scrutiny shifts from running game to passing game. Blame loss on 'sloppiness trifecta.' Defense held up well against No. 2 offense, but lacked pass rush.