What happened to the Baltimore Ravens this year?

The Baltimore Ravens’ 2021 campaign marked their 26th in the National Football League and their 14th under John Harbaugh as their head coach.

The Ravens this season set or broke a number of NFL records. With a victory over the Washington Football Team on August 23, the Baltimore Ravens and John Harbaugh broke Vince Lombardi’s and the Green Bay Packers record for the most consecutive preseason victories with 20.

What happened to the Baltimore Ravens this year?
What happened to the Baltimore Ravens this year?

On September 26, placekicker Justin Tucker beat the Detroit Lions 19-17 by making a 66-yard field goal with seconds remaining to set a new NFL record for the longest field goal in history.

In a 23-7 victory over the Denver Broncos the next week, on October 3, the Ravens tied the record for the most consecutive games with over 100 yards of rushing as a team with 43 (tied with their division rival Steelers).

After a Week 15 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Ravens’ season ended with a dismal six-game losing streak, five of which were by a combined eight points, and they failed to improve on their 11-5 record from the previous year. This is despite the fact that they started the season 8-3.

Prior to the start of the regular season, the Ravens lost J. K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, L. J. Fort, and Marcus Peters to season-ending injuries.

They also lost Ronnie Stanley, Marlon Humphrey, Derek Wolfe, DeShon Elliott, and other key players throughout the course of the season. Meanwhile, quarterback Lamar Jackson missed the final four games of the campaign due to an ankle injury.