NFL: a series of four victories propelled by the game in defense of the Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — After picking up a fumble and intercepting a pass in the final quarter, defensive end Marlon Humphrey said the Baltimore Ravens are trying to play up to the defenses that have taken the organization to great heights. .

“That’s kind of the goal,” Humphrey said. We are doing better and better every week. »

Sunday’s 13-3 win over the Panthers was the team’s fourth straight win.

The win against Carolina was reminiscent of the editions of the Ravens who wreaked havoc on defense, while ensuring the minimum on offense.

Clearly Lamar Jackson and the rest of the current offense can make noise. However, it is above all the defense that has shone for about a month.

The Ravens (7-3) were limited to 308 offensive yards on Sunday; their lone touchdown came on a recaptured fumble at the Panthers’ 31 line.

The club only allowed 205 yards, however, after conceding just 243 against the Saints.

When the Ravens were beaten by Miami in Week 2, they gave up 233 yards just in the fourth quarter.

Linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul was signed in late September and linebacker Roquan Smith was acquired Oct. 31.

Something to worry about the quarterbacks of the opponent, especially since Baltimore added four sacks on Sunday.

“Our approach hasn’t really changed,” coach John Harbaugh said. The credit goes to the players. The results have been there for a month, but we have to keep improving. »

Demarcus Robinson caught nine passes for 128 yards – his second game of 100 yards or more in 107 NFL games.

He had six catches against Tampa Bay in late October.

“I would have liked the attack to play as well as the defence,” he said. It would take the team to another level. We just have to continue in the same vein to match their standard. »

The Ravens have led by at least 10 points in every game, while never having a deficit bigger than nine points.

Their next match will be Sunday, in Jacksonville (3-7).

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