The Baltimore Ravens having a bye week in the middle of the season is pretty ideal. Having a bye week when you have a two-and-a-half game lead in your division and you have some prominent starters that could use another weak to get healthy is even more ideal. Having two weeks to prepare for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots is, well, pretty close to sublime.
The 5-2 Baltimore Ravens are now heading into their bye week, coming off their most impressive win of the season and sitting comfortably atop the AFC North standings. With budding star quarterback Lamar Jackson seemingly taking more control of this team’s fortunes by the day, and a defense that appears to be coming together by the week, there is plenty to look forward to if you’re a fan of the Ravens.