John Harbaugh speaks out on harsh truth after Ravens’ loss to Chiefs
The Baltimore Ravens were thoroughly outplayed by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, losing by the score of 34-20 on primetime television. Following Baltimore’s first loss of the season, John Harbaugh didn’t hold back when sounding off on how the Ravens performed.
“They beat us. They out-executed us. They out-game-planned us. They just beat us,” Harbaugh said, via ESPN. “That’s the story tonight. Big-picture stuff, all of that, I don’t know. They’re better, obviously. They’re a better football team at this point in time.”
In the first half of Monday’s much-anticipated game, it was evident that the Chiefs were the superior team. Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes would take a commanding 27-10 lead into halftime.
On the other hand, Lamar Jackson and Baltimore’s offense were never able to get into a rhythm. The reigning NFL MVP finished with a career-low 97 passing yards on 28 attempts while he rushed for 83 yards on nine carries.
Despite the Ravens having arguably more talent on defense than the Chiefs, Kansas City also dominated on the defensive side of the ball. At the same time, Harbaugh was severely out-coached by Andy Reid and he admitted that after the game.
Since becoming the starter of the Ravens in 2018, Jackson has compiled an impressive 25-6 record against the rest of the NFL. However, he’s posted an 0-3 record in his short career against the Chiefs, failing to complete 60+ percent of his passes in any of the meetings.
Even though Kansas City routed Baltimore in Week 3, there’s a chance we get a rematch between the two teams in the postseason. And if that does come to fruition, Harbaugh realizes that the Ravens have a ton to work on before they can unseat the reigning Super Bowl champions.