The Baltimore Ravens finished the 2021 season with an 8-9 record and missed the playoffs for the first time since they drafted Lamar Jackson after finishing fourth in the AFC North. They will try to bounce back from the disappointing season and reclaim the AFC North title this season.
The Ravens averaged 22.8 points per game last season, which was 17th in the league. They gave up 23.1 points per game, which was 19th.
One of the biggest reasons the Ravens struggled last season was injuries. The team got off to an 8-3 start, but they lost their last six games, with Jackson missing their final five games. Running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards missed the entire season with injuries and they’re expected back in the lineup this year.
Tight end Mark Andrews had a breakout year, finishing with 1,361 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. He is expected to be a big part of their offense this season. The Ravens did lose their second-leading receiver Marquise Brown. Who was traded to Arizona in the offseason, and don’t have a lot of depth at the position.
The Ravens spent the offseason upgrading their defense and used four of their first six draft picks on defensive players. Which includes former Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton, former Michigan linebacker David Ojabo, and former Alabama cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis.
Baltimore Ravens Season Preview
Even though the Ravens will be better than they were last season. Their lack of depth at the wide receiver position will be a problem for the tea. So don’t expect better than a second-place finish in the AFC North. But oddsmakers have a better opinion of the Ravens. Because most Super Bowl 2023 predictions have them at +2000 odds to win the Super Bowl.