Five takeaways from the Ravens’ 34-23 loss to the Bengals
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By Logan Levy

On a night where the entire team struggled for a majority of the game, the Ravens nearly pulled off a comeback. With a little under three minutes to go, Joe Flacco and the offense took the field with an opportunity to tie the game up with a touchdown and a two-point conversion. On third down, Joe Flacco fumbled the football, and Cincinnati recovered the ball to essentially secure the victory. The Ravens lost 34-23, and they are now 1-1 on the season. This loss could prove to be quite costly as this was a divisional and conference loss, but the bigger issue is that this game brought up more questions than answers.

1. Baltimore’s offensive line needs to be remodeled

The Ravens allowed four sacks, but that stat does not portray the entire story. Flacco was constantly under pressure, and the offense struggled as a result. It was a poor effort from Ronnie Stanley, James Hurst, and Matt Skura. Stanley was beaten early and often, while also drawing an untimely false start penalty. He continues to be beaten by more athletic edge rushers due to poor positioning....

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