Ravens letting Chiefs hang around

It’s clear that the Ravens have been the superior team today.

They’ve forced three Chiefs turnovers, have outgained them by nearly 100 yards, and have dominated time of possession.

But they’re only 1-for-4 in red zone efficiency, and lead just 16-7 with four minutes and change left in the third quarter.

As has been the case through much of the season, the Ravens have lacked a killer instinct today.

That showed on their most recent scoring drive, when they got the ball at the Kansas City 17-yard line after Ray Lewis forced a Dexter McCluster fumble and Chris Carr recovered.

They were only able to gain six yards on the drive despite the benefit of an illegal contact penalty on the Chiefs, and had to settle for another Billy Cundiff short field goal, his third of the day.

A touchdown there makes it a 20-7 ballgame and likely takes a lot of the wind out of the Chiefs sails.

The Ravens are still in control of this one, but they need to do a better job of capitalizing on the Chiefs mistakes and putting up touchdowns instead of field goals.

blog comments powered by Disqus