The Ravens were widely considered among NFL observers to be Super Bowl contenders, especially following their season-opening, dominating win over the Steelers. They didn’t look like contenders in their follow up performance against the Titans.
So what do we make of the Ravens after two weeks? NFL Network analyst Heath Evans isn’t so sure.
“What I thought the makeup, the charachter, the DNA of Baltimore was is in question in my mind now,” Evans said. “Baltimore surprised me in every form and fashion in that game — the intensity, the look in their eyes.”
Evans hasn’t been building a fan club in Detroit lately, so maybe Baltimore is next. But the letdown, which was clear to many, might have been inevitable says former coach Jim Mora.
“The put so much on the Pittsburgh game that they had a natural letdown,” said Mora. “If you’re going to be great, that can’t happen.
“I’m not worried about their DNA. I think they got slapped around a little bit. … They had a letdown. I’m not forgiving them for it, it was wrong. They weren’t playing the Titans, they were playing the Steelers. But, I think in the long run, it will be good for them. It will bring them back down to earth.”
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