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Big blowouts, a handful of odd shocks, and… a draw dominated Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season. The Cowboys and Bills both returned from surprise defeats last weekend with strong offensive performances. New England joined Dallas and Buffalo in scoring more over 40 points in crucial victories.
The Buccaneers dropped their second consecutive game, as Washington beat Tom Brady and the Patriots. It was the week’s second major upset, after the Dolphins’ victory against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens on Thursday night. The Titans held off the Saints, while the Colts escaped a scare from the Jaguars. Both teams swapped possessions in overtime until Pittsburgh tight end Pat Freiermuth mishandled the ball in field goal range, resulting in a draw. So, although Detroit has yet to win this season, it has avoided going 0-17.
Our NFL Nation analysts discuss the key takeaways and unanswered issues from this week’s games. They also consider the broader picture with their current team confidence rating, which is a 0-10 evaluation of how they feel about each club’s prospects at the end of the week. Let’s get started.
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What you should know: Dan Campbell has yet to win a game as the head coach of the Detroit Lions in his debut season, but he did escape another defeat on Sunday. At Heinz Field, the NFL’s final winless club was on the brink of pulling off a big upset against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the game ended in a 16-16 draw. Despite the Steelers being without Ben Roethlisberger, who was placed on the COVID-19 list, Detroit got close again but couldn’t cash in. The Lions’ running attack racked up 229 yards, while Jared Goff struggled with a 114-yard throwing day. Eric Woodyard’s remark
Will Lions running back D’Andre Swift be able to capitalize on his impressive performance? Yes, Swift’s confidence will undoubtedly be boosted by this performance. And it wasn’t just Swift; even without Jamaal Williams, the Lions’ rushing offense looked strong against the Steelers (thigh). Long-range touchdowns were scored by Godwin Igwebuike (42 yards) and Jermar Jefferson (28 yards). Swift, on the other hand, took the weight with his second 100-yard running game, totaling 130 yards. Dan Campbell said that he will get more engaged in offensive game planning in the future, and this was his first chance after the bye week. — In the woods
Woodyard’s confidence rating (on a scale of one to ten) is now 2.5, up from 1.5. I haven’t doubted this team’s heart since the 44-6 blowout defeat at home to Philadelphia on Halloween. It’s more due to a lack of skill, but this served as another reminder that, despite its poor record, this club continues to play with passion and hasn’t given up on the season.
The Browns are the team’s next opponent (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
What you should know: The Steelers’ 16-16 tie with the dismal Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon was a comedy of errors with a very hilarious finale, marking the NFL’s first tie since Week 3 of the 2020 season. A kick over Mason Rudolph’s head, a fumble by Diontae Johnson, many defensive penalties, a failed 48-yard field goal by the Lions, a dropped throw by Pat Freiermuth, and a fumble by Freiermuth were all part of the game. The Steelers couldn’t finish a must-win game in overtime as Rudolph made his 10th career start, with season-defining AFC matches on the horizon. Despite the fact that starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was ruled out Saturday night due to COVID-19 regulations, the Steelers still leaned heavily on the passing game Sunday afternoon, with mixed results. Rudolph demonstrated his mobility, but his throws were erratic, often overthrowing or missing their intended targets. Then, in overtime, Rudolph connected Johnson on the sideline for a large gain, but the receiver fumbled the ball at middle while attempting to pick up more yards and handed it over. With 4:03 left on the clock, the Lions missed a 48-yard field goal. Then, with eight seconds remaining, Pittsburgh drove into Detroit territory in search of one more opportunity to win it, only for Freiermuth to fumble a short throw at the Lions’ 38. The Steelers needed to defeat both the struggling Chicago Bears and the Lions to improve their playoff chances in a wide-open AFC North, but they only did half of that with a looming gauntlet. Brooke Pryor is an actress who plays Brooke Pryor.
Where did the Steelers’ run defense go? The Steelers’ run defense, which restricted the Browns and Nick Chubb to 96 running yards two weeks ago, was nowhere to be seen on Sunday. D’Andre Swift set a new season best with 130 yards receiving, which he did halfway through the third quarter. Since Heinz Field opened in 2001, the Steelers have only given up more than 200 running yards on four occasions. The Steelers’ failure to tackle, along with the absence of NT Tyson Alualu and DE Stephon Tuitt, produced a worst-case situation for the home team. The Steelers let up three straight runs of 12, 14, and 42 yards to start the third quarter, the last of which gave the Lions the lead. Late in the third and fourth quarters, the Steelers tightened their grip, but the damage had already been done. Pryor’s words
The confidence rating of Pryor (0-10) is 4.3, down from 5. The Steelers’ four-game winning run came to an end in a draw against the dismal Detroit Lions, but it did so while QB Ben Roethlisberger was unavailable due to COVID-19 rules.
Chargers’ next game is on the road (Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET)
What to know: The Bills’ offense reverted to its pre-bye form and put on a dominant display. Quarterback Josh Allen connected with his receivers downfield, particularly Stefon Diggs, who recorded his first 100 receiving yards (119) and a receiving touchdown of the season. For the first time this season, the Bills had two 100-yard receivers in the same game, thanks to Gabriel Davis. On throws more than 10 yards downfield, Allen was 9-of-13 for 271 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, the most yards by any quarterback in a game this season. He went 21-of-28 for the day, a significant improvement from his performance versus Jacksonville. The return of right tackle Spencer Brown had a big influence on the right side of the line, and Buffalo was able to run the ball effectively, with four different players scoring on the ground. Matt Breida, the running back, had a breakthrough game, scoring a rushing and catching score. Despite playing against a faltering Jets club, the Bills offense looked unstoppable once again by not depending only on Allen. This is an area where this group can improve. Alaina Getzenberg is a writer who lives in New York City.
Is Buffalo’s defense the best in the league? It’s putting forward a strong argument. In their victory against the Jets, Buffalo forced four interceptions and a fumble. Every member of the secondary received a takeout order. The Bills came into the game with the best turnover margin in the league (plus-11), and they just added to it on Sunday. Buffalo limited the Jets to 70 running yards without starting DT Star Lotulelei, who was put on the COVID-19 list minutes before the game. Only the Chiefs and Titans have ran for more than 100 yards against the Bills’ defense, and they were fourth in rushing yards allowed entering the day (85.6). There are still areas where the Bills can improve, like as the pass rush, but they are restricting opponents’ ability to score regularly. Getzenberg’s words
Getzenberg’s confidence rating (on a scale of one to ten) is now 7.8, up from 7. The Bills needed a bounce-back game, and they got one, dominating in all three phases. The next challenge will be to maintain that level of dominance against stronger opponents.
The Colts are the team’s next opponent (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
What you should know: The Mike White craze was entertaining while it lasted. In the Jets’ 45-17 defeat to the Bills, the unknown quarterback had a four-interception nightmare in his third start. Faced with the NFL’s top-ranked defense, White went off the rails with poor choices and passes. Coach Robert Saleh should return to rookie Zach Wilson as quarterback, providing Wilson’s damaged right knee is healthy. If White had performed well, they may have justified another start for him, but now it’s time for the Jets to focus on the season’s main goal: developing Wilson into a legitimate NFL starter. Last week, Saleh predicted that the quarterback problem will “organically” resolve itself. It has, but in an unpleasant manner. Cimini, Rich
Is this the worst Jets defense ever? Yes, statistically. The Jets are surrendering 32.9 points per game and more over 400 yards per game, which are also club lows. The Jets let up at least 30 points for the fourth game in a row against the one-dimensional Bills, who had been sputtering — a streak of terrible luck that has only occurred five times in franchise history. Josh Allen and his teammates outmatched their youthful cornerbacks, Brandin Echols and Javelin Guidry. On defense, the talent is abysmal. Joe Douglas, who spent his first four draft selections on offensive players this spring, will have to change the script in 2022. Cimini’s
Cimini’s confidence rating (on a scale of one to ten) is 2.5, down from 4. Adam Gase must be grinning somewhere on a golf course in South Florida. The Jets are one of the league’s poorest two or three teams.
The Dolphins are the team’s next opponent (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
What to know: The Titans’ pass rush is presenting a serious threat to rival defenses. That’s particularly true for Jeffery Simmons, who has turned into a one-man wrecking crew in the previous two games, as seen by his five sacks. Simmons is a frequent winner in one-on-one fights and stunts/twists. After just 19 sacks last season, the Titans’ defense has 27 after ten games this season. Turron Davenport (Turron Davenport)
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Who will be the Titans’ go-to guy down the stretch? Running back Derrick Henry isn’t going through that door this season, and wide receiver Julio Jones has been put on injured reserve for at least the next three games. Wide receiver A.J. Brown was on a roll heading into last week’s game, but he only had one catch for 16 yards. It’s unrealistic to expect the defense to be flawless every time it hits the field. Brown, or someone else, has to develop into the guy Tennessee can rely on to make a game-changing play when it’s required. Davenport, Iowa
Davenport’s confidence rating (on a scale of one to ten) is 9, down from 9.5. In the first half, the Titans’ defense looked strong against the Saints. However, it struggled in the second half, with the offense going three-and-out on many occasions. The Titans’ offense failed to put New Orleans away when it had the opportunity, despite the Saints’ strong defense. The Titans’ schedule down the stretch isn’t very difficult, but they can’t expect to win in the playoffs if they continue to play like this.
The Texans are the team’s next opponent (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
What you should know: The Saints’ offense sputtered early before roaring alive in the fourth quarter and falling just short, almost just as it did last week. However, the Saints are left scratching and clawing with a decimated offense after losing RB Alvin Kamara and LT Terron Armstead in Week 10 and QB Jameis Winston and WR Michael Thomas for the season. A botched kickoff return, two failed extra points, and severe penalties were also too much for the Saints to overcome. Triplett, Mike
Will the Saints keep quarterback Trevor Siemian? Siemian’s fourth-quarter performance was likely enough to retain him in the starting lineup. He struggled at times, particularly after taking sacks that pushed them out of field goal range before halftime. However, his pass catchers continued to fail him with drops. Still, the Saints must evaluate every option available to them in order to inject some life into this offense, and Taysom Hill is an obvious candidate. Triplett’s
The confidence rating of Triplett (0-10) is now 6.5, down from 6.7. The Saints fought hard against the AFC’s best team. Their shortcomings, on the other hand, were completely exposed. They need Kamara’s return as soon as possible.
The Eagles are the team’s next opponent (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
What to know: In their previous two games, the Colts were projected to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets. Even though the games were closer than they should have been, it had to happen if they wanted to stay in postseason contention. However, the Colts are about to face their ultimate test. Their next two games are against teams with winning records who would be in the postseason if it began today. In Week 11, the Colts travel to Buffalo, and in Week 12, they host Tom Brady and the Buccaneers at home. After leaping out to a 17-0 lead against the Jaguars, the Colts have yet to defeat a club with a winning record this season, and you have to wonder when that will happen. Mike Wells’ remark
Will the Colts ever get the ‘killer instinct’ they speak about all the time? No. After squandering a 19-point lead in an overtime loss to Baltimore, they claimed they needed to work on it, and they said it again after blowing a 14-point lead in their loss to Tennessee. Given that they are in the second part of the season, the Colts would have already developed it if they were going to obtain it. Wells’s
Wells’ confidence rating (on a scale of one to ten) is 3.9, down from 4.3. In Week 9, the Colts surrendered over 500 yards to the Jets, and they allowed a poor Jaguars team to stick around until late in the fourth quarter. That can’t happen against two clubs vying for top-five choices in the upcoming draft.
The Bills’ next game is on the road (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
What you should know: The Jaguars’ offense is what it is this far into the season: a squad that relies on everything going right for it to operate. That doesn’t happen very often, which is why the Jaguars are only averaging 17 points a game. Five drops, too many penalties (including three by TE Chris Manhertz), receivers unable to gain separation, Trevor Lawrence hesitant and off-target on several passes, and poor third-down output were all part of Sunday’s performance. There’s also no assistance along the route. The Jaguars failed to claim DeSean Jackson or Odell Beckham Jr. on waivers (Jackson would have been a huge assist as the team’s lone speed receiver). The Jaguars need to enhance their playmakers, which will have to wait until the summer, so anticipate more of the same. Mike DiRocco’s remark
Has the Jaguars’ defense reached a tipping point? That seems to be the case. One week after stopping Buffalo (the league’s highest-scoring team) to only two field goals, the unit allowed just 16 points on Sunday (the Colts scored one touchdown on a blocked punt return). Jonathan Taylor was a problem early on, but they were able to shut him down in the second half. The front line is putting up strong pressure, and the secondary is allowing fewer huge plays. DiRocco’s words
DiRocco’s confidence level (0-10) has dropped from 4 to 3. On offense, the Jaguars sputtered and gave up a touchdown on a blocked punt, but they still had a chance to win a division game on the road.
The 49ers are the team’s next opponent (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
What to know: The Cowboys were certain that their defeat to Denver last week was an exception, and they were determined to prove it against Atlanta on Sunday. What does a 43-3 victory against the Falcons sound like? With a 29-point second quarter, the Cowboys blew Atlanta apart. Ezekiel Elliott has two touchdowns and a two-point convert. CeeDee Lamb caught his second touchdown ball from Dak Prescott. A week after a deflected punt bounced off his arm, Nahshon Wright recovered a blocked punt in the end zone, enabling Denver to retain the ball. The Cowboys have never scored more than 29 points in a quarter. The Falcons gained 58 yards on their opening drive against a defense that had been exposed by the Broncos, but just 19 for the remainder of the half. The second half was as meaningless as a preseason game, but the Cowboys got their message across: The Broncos’ defeat was a one-time occurrence. Todd Archer is a writer.
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How critical are the Cowboys’ next three games? The Cowboys’ status as a Super Bowl contender will be determined by their next three games against the Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, and New Orleans Saints. With a 7-2 record, they look to be right in the mix, particularly after such a dominant performance against the Falcons, but if they can win all three, the Cowboys will get a chance to play in front of their home crowd in December. It will be difficult to beat Patrick Mahomes and Derek Carr in five days, and winning in New Orleans is never easy. The Cowboys play five of their next eight games away from home, so picking up at least two victories in the next three games would be beneficial. (Archer)
The confidence rating of Archer (0-10) is now 9, up from 8.4. After last week’s defeat to the Broncos, it dipped to 8.4. With the way they decimated the Falcons, it jumps back to a 9. Based on the personnel, you thought the offense would bounce back. The defense was a little shaky at times, but it eventually shut Atlanta down after allowing a field goal on the opening drive.
The Chiefs’ next game is on the road (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)
What to know: The Falcons are in postseason contention, but calling them serious contenders this season would be a stretch after their worst defeat since a 56-10 thrashing by Kansas City in 2004. On Sunday, Atlanta met Dallas, its biggest opponent since Week 2, and answered with a blowout so awful that backup quarterback Josh Rosen stepped in and completed the fourth quarter. It demonstrates, in some ways, the NFC’s mediocrity outside of the top five clubs. These games aren’t always anomalies, but given the Falcons’ lack of depth and obvious defensive deficiencies, they’re the norm. The Falcons may be in contention for a playoff berth, but even if they do, don’t expect much from them until they get there. Michael Rothstein is a writer and producer.
What can Atlanta accomplish at the wide receiver position? It’s a longer-term worry at this point, but with Calvin Ridley on the non-football injury list and an undetermined recovery date, the team’s receiving depth is clearly lacking. Against Dallas, Atlanta’s receivers were especially awful. Until the second half, no one had a catch. Russell Gage, the team’s top receiver in theory (albeit as a tight end and running back, Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson are ahead of him), was targeted three times in the first three quarters and did not catch a pass. He hasn’t caught a pass in important snaps for the Falcons for the second time in three weeks. — According to Rothstein
The confidence rating of Rothstein (0-10) is now 4, down from 4.5. Atlanta is a good club, but it lacks the talent and depth to compete with the greatest teams in the league.
The Patriots are the team’s next opponent (Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET)
What you should know: Washington had its finest game of the season by a long shot. The defense was outstanding, allowing just 273 yards to Tampa Bay. It’s also the second game in a row in which the WFT defense has limited an opponent to less than 300 yards. Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Washington, resulting in a ten-point advantage. Brady was forced to throw passes away or into danger due to a mix of pressure and solid coverage. Despite losing end Chase Young to a knee injury in the first half and playing without teammate end Montez Sweat, who was out with a jaw ailment, the defense pulled it off. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who earned his name in a playoff defeat to the Buccaneers last season, was outstanding. He completed 256 passes for 256 yards and a score. ‘John Keim’
With all of these injuries, can WFT continue to play like this? Young was lost to Washington due to a damaged ACL, and Sweat will be out for three to five weeks. Tight end and receiver are both thin, but Logan Thomas might return shortly. As a result, maintaining a high level of play will be challenging. Washington has young defensive linemen James Smith-Williams and Casey Toohill who can start. However, it is presently a relatively small organization with a lot of inexperience. WFT, on the other hand, showed a lot of grit in upsetting Tampa and has been playing with a positive attitude recently. It didn’t flinch when the Bucs seemed to be on the verge of winning the game. That says a lot, and it gives Washington optimism of finishing strong like it did in 2020, when it won five of its last seven games. Keim’s words
Keim’s confidence level (0-10) has increased to 5, up from 3. Washington had been playing better, but it couldn’t capitalize on scoring chances. It eventually did, and with Washington now facing Carolina, it’s reasonable to question whether it can go on a winning run to get some momentum.
Panthers’ next game is on the road (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
What you should know: Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came out of their bye week looking like a Super Bowl contender and went on to win Super Bowl LV. They came out of the bye looking like an atrocity this year, allowing a 19-play touchdown drive in the last 10 minutes to erase any chance of a game-winning drive in a 29-19 defeat to the worst pass defense in the NFL, Washington, dropping them to 6-3 in a tough NFC. To make things worse, defensive lineman Vita Vea was injured and had to be taken off the field. For the third time in his career, quarterback Tom Brady threw two interceptions in the first quarter. For the first time since 2016, Heinicke had simply too much time to throw, completing 81.25 percent of his throws, and the home side scored on each of its first four offensive drives. Even when the Buccaneers’ defense made plays below the line of scrimmage — which it did multiple times, sacking Heinicke five times and recording 11 tackles for loss — they couldn’t get off the field on third down. Jenna Laine is a writer who lives in New York City.
Will the Buccaneers ever be able to reduce their penalty count? They had intended to remedy this following the Week 5 defeat to Chicago last season. Despite being a weekly topic of attention, it hasn’t occurred. They were called for six penalties totaling 43 yards, including a crucial neutral zone penalty on William Gholston and a false start on offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs shortly before halftime. A defensive pass interference penalty on Dee Delaney in the third quarter moved Washington from the Tampa Bay 14 to the 1-yard line, setting up an Antonio Gibson touchdown run. Laine –
Laine’s confidence level (0-10) is now a 6, down from an 8. On the road, the Bucs were absolutely dominated by a 2-6 football club with the league’s worst secondary — there was nothing to cheer about today.
The next game is against the Giants (Monday, Nov. 22, 8:15 p.m. ET)
What you should know: With his greatest performance of the season, Mac Jones played like a seasoned veteran, raising the prospect that this squad may make a serious playoff run. The fact that Jones had been suffering through a pair of mediocre games the previous two weeks, raising worries about whether he had hit a rookie wall, is especially encouraging for the Patriots. He crushed through it against the Browns, going 19-of-23 for 198 yards and three touchdowns, demonstrating the accuracy and decision-making that he had shown earlier in the season more consistently, and he was calm and on-point in third-and-long situations. The Patriots have shown they can run the ball consistently, and with Jones and the passing game settling in, the offense looked its best all season. — Reiss, Mike
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How far can this club go in the playoffs? The Patriots are coming together at the perfect moment and playing their best football after adding a number of big-money free agents in the offseason and brilliantly bringing Jones along. Given that they were playing against a club with comparable playoff expectations, this was perhaps their greatest performance of the season. They can defeat any team in the NFL when they play like this, combining an efficient passing game, a tough rushing game, and opportunistic defense and special teams. One of their next problems, in a league where things can change rapidly, is not letting their guard down after winning four straight games. — Reiss
Reiss’ confidence rating (on a scale of one to ten) is now 6, up from 5.3. It seems like something out of a distant era: the weather in New England becomes colder, and the Patriots begin to play their best football in the hopes of making a playoff run.
The Falcons are the team’s next opponent (Thursday , 8:20 p.m. ET)
What you should know: The Browns looked like a club that deserved to be watching the playoffs from home only a week after looking like an AFC contender. Cleveland’s wild season continued with a humiliating loss at New England, which exposed both the Browns’ defense and quarterback Baker Mayfield, who only completed two passes to wide receivers. Despite their loss on Sunday, Cleveland may still reach the playoffs. However, there will be very little room for mistake today. Jake Trotter’s remark
What exactly happened to Cleveland’s defense? The Browns were unable to apply pressure to quarterback Mac Jones, get off the field on third down, or cause turnovers. In the trenches, it was also dominating in the attempt to halt the run between the tackles. Cleveland has the potential to deploy a top-tier defense, as seen by their dominance in Cincinnati last week. However, the Browns’ defense has been absent far too frequently this season. That is why, up to this time, they have underachieved. ‘Trotter’
Trotter’s confidence rating (on a scale of one to ten) is 5.9, down from 7.8. The Browns’ 2020 postseason run was distinguished by week-to-week consistency, dependability, and perseverance.
The Lions are the team’s next opponent (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
What you should know: The Dolphins’ defense is back. It’s been a long road to this point, but Miami showed glimpses of last season’s defensive dominance in a Week 8 defeat to the Bills, then stepped it up the next week, forcing four turnovers and keeping the Texans to nine points. The team’s greatest performance of the season came against the Ravens on Thursday night, when they essentially shut down quarterback Lamar Jackson and the NFL’s second-ranked offense for four quarters. Josh Boyer, the defensive coordinator, blitzed his defensive backs 24 times and pressed Jackson 20 times, both firsts in Jackson’s career. The defense of Miami scored on a Xavien Howard fumble recovery and limited Baltimore to under 100 yards running. Most people anticipated the Dolphins to open the season with a defense like this. — Louis-Jacques Marcel
Is this club capable of making a postseason run? Yes, I’m interested in seeing whether the 3-7 Dolphins can make a better-late-than-never postseason run. After a Week 14 bye, Miami faces the Jets on the road for the next five weeks before returning home for three consecutive games against the Panthers, Giants, and Jets. Those clubs had a combined 9-17 record into Week 10, and the Dolphins won’t even have to leave Miami in four of those weeks. It was a big shot, but the triumph on Thursday seemed more like a long time coming than a fluke. If the Dolphins can go back to.500 before facing the Saints in Week 16, the remaining three weeks of the season will be exciting. Louis-Jacques –
Louis-Jacques’ confidence level (on a scale of one to ten) is now at 6, up from 3.7. This season, I’ve made the largest swing in either way. If Thursday night is the new normal, I’m convinced the Dolphins will find out how to win the games they’re meant to win, and there are plenty of them on the horizon.
The next game will be against the Jets (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
What you should know: The Ravens must improve their protection of Lamar Jackson. Against the blitz-happy Dolphins, he was put under pressure a career-high 20 times. Baltimore is 0-3 when Jackson is pressured 14 or more times in a game. Because Pro Bowl left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) is gone for the season, the offensive line will never be fully functional. When left guard Ben Cleveland and right tackle Patrick Mekari return from injured reserve, the pass protection should improve. Jamison Hensley (Jamison Hensley)
Is there a problem with this offense? There should be some cause for alarm. The Ravens have been stopped to 17 points or less in two of their last three games, after leading the NFL in scoring in Jackson’s first two full seasons as a starter (31.2 points). Baltimore is having trouble getting out to a good start and converting third downs, which makes you question whether the injuries have caught up with them. However, Jackson is one of the league’s most dangerous playmakers. If he can regain his form, the Ravens should be able to score again. Hensley’s words
Hensley’s confidence rating (on a scale of one to ten) is 7.5, down from 8.3. The Ravens are still in first place in the AFC North, but they were defeated by the Dolphins by double digits and have just two decisive wins all season.
The next game will be against the Bears (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET)
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