It’s been almost a week since the Baltimore Ravens’ season came to an end.
And while no one should be shocked to see Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs making it all the way back to the Super Bowl, it just felt like the Ravens had everything going for them to win this game.
Their defense held Mahomes to less than 70 passing yards in the second half, and they shut their entire offense down.
Then again, offensive miscues, going away from their usual gameplan, and some overall bad throws from Lamar Jackson led to their defeat.
Looking back, coach John Harbaugh admits that his team could’ve and should’ve won that game (via Sarah Ellison).
He admitted that poor execution eventually cost them their Super Bowl ticket, praising his defense and running game and acknowledging that the passing game just wasn’t efficient.
“We could’ve won that game. If we would’ve finished a couple plays, we would’ve won that game,” he said.
John Harbaugh: “We could’ve won that game. If we would’ve finished a couple plays, we would’ve won that game.
“Our defense played phenomenally in the second half. I’m disappointed that we didn’t win the game. From a football standpoint … the focus is how can we protect our…
— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) February 2, 2024
Todd Monken orchestrated one of the best offenses in the game throughout the course of the entire regular season.
He made sound adjustments in their AFC Divisional Round win over the Houston Texans as well.
Then, he barely ran the football against the Chiefs despite being efficient on the ground and it being a one-possession game for most of the contest.
It feels like teams often feel like they need to outduel Mahomes to have a chance to beat the Chiefs, and going off-script wound up coming back to bite this team.
Now, it’ll be hard to turn the narrative around about Lamar Jackson and his playoff shortcomings.
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