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Why the Ravens lost
Baltimore looked like a team that hasn't played in three weeks to start the game. The offense wasn't as explosive as we've seen during the regular season, throwing an interception on the opening drive, failing to convert a fourth down on the second and punting it away after that. Meanwhile, the Titans were able to move the ball and score 14 points over that same span.
Really, what worked for the Ravens during the regular season simply didn't in this game. All year they were a perfect 8-8 on fourth-and-1 attempts and were 0-2 tonight. Meanwhile, Lamar Jackson had just six interceptions on the year and only one since Week 6. On this night, Jackson was picked off twice and fumbled once.
While Baltimore was able to have a strong night piling up yards and converting on key third-down attempts, they couldn't punch the ball all the way in for touchdowns and mostly settled for field goals. That was the case the entire first half and their only touchdown of the game came at the beginning of the fourth quarter when the game was pretty much out of reach. They had at least eight drives that ended at either the Titans 36 yard line or closer and only ended up with 12 points. For a team that was prolific scoring the football all season, the well came up dry in this matchup.