They are longshots to win the game. Baltimore put up 38 points last week, has talented receivers, a solid run game and an incredibly talented quarterback in Lamar Jackson.
The Ravens’ defense is not the focus of the team but it is still great. Baltimore allows the fewest points in the league, the second-fewest yards and has the most sacks. They have forced seven turnovers in the last four games.
What must the Cardinals do to compete?
Here are their Week 8 keys.
Run the football
There is one thing the Ravens don’t do well. They are not great against the run. They aren’t bad, but they do allow 4.2 yards per carry. The Cardinals must use the run game to limit the possessions for Baltimore’s offense.
Protect Josh Dobbs
In the three-game stretch when Dobbs played well, he was sacked three times. He has been sacked nine times in the last three games.
Baltimore has a league-leading 29 sacks on the season and took down Lions quarterback Jared Goff five times last week.
Dobbs needs time and can avoid mistakes if protected.
Get hands on passes
The Cardinals had 23 pass breakups through three games, which was second in the league at the time.
Since then, they have had four, three last week. They have to disrupt the passing game.
Take the ball away
Score touchdowns in the second half
The Cardinals have been outscored 104-30 in the second half of games this season. They have not scored in the second half of the last two.
They allowed only six second-half points to Seattle last week. If they can play similarly defensively and get in the end zone on offense, they might have a chance.