The Baltimore Ravens are once again on the cusp of Super Bowl greatness after their playoff run last season, and there’s no reason to think that 2015 won’t mark the ascent of the Ravens back to the top of the NFL mountain. Here are three storylines to watch for this season:
The Ravens may have seen their season come to an end against Tom Brady and the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, but last season’s playoffs should be remembered for the game before that. Baltimore finally beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs, and they did it in dominating fashion. That’s reason enough to wear a Cheshire Cat grin heading into this coming campaign.
2) Can Baltimore's young offensive weapons produce?
First-round pick Breshad Perriman was the premiere clutch receiver in this draft when it comes to slipping coverage in the red zone, and his ability to be an elite deep threat should cancel out the loss of Torrey Smith. Add in second-round pick Maxx Williams at tight end, and Baltimore’s offense should be even better than last year’s unit.
3) Will Baltimore's offensive line continue to dominate?
The Ravens will always be a defense-first team, but their offense was so successful last year because of their offense line. QB Joe Flacco was sacked just once in the team’s two playoff games last postseason, and that was emblematic of a 2014 campaign that saw the O-line dominate both in run blocking and against the pass rush. It only promises to get better with young right guard John Urschel and left tackle James Hurst having a year of NFL experience under their belts.Back to the Baltimore Ravens Newsfeed