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Marquise Brown’s hamstring setback delivers another blow to Ravens’ passing game

Ravens, Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown

It has been a rough start to training camp for the Baltimore Ravens and their passing game. Star quarterback Lamar Jackson is out with COVID-19, and receivers Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin are now dealing with hamstring issues.

In fact, Brown’s hamstring injury is a bit worse than initially expected. At least that’s what Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday:

Meanwhile, Boykin is just having a rough go of it in general:

The Ravens’ rushing attack has been dynamic with Jackson under center, but they know the passing game has to be better. While that all starts with the quarterback, he also needs help from his weapons.

This certainly isn’t the best way to start out things as Baltimore tries to improve the passing game. Jackson is already running behind thanks to COVID, and a number of other key players are dealing with problems.

The Ravens have made the playoffs three years in a row, but the offense struggling has been a key constant when it comes to losing postseason games. In four playoff games over the last three years, they only managed 52 points and hit a high mark of only 20 in the win over the Tennessee Titans last season. That was unfortunately followed up by an ugly 17-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

In 2019, when Baltimore went 14-2 and Jackson won MVP, only 12 points went up on the board in a 28-12 defeat against Tennessee. The Ravens are a dangerous team in the regular season, but that passing game needs to show up in the playoffs in order to win big.

Let’s hope these guys are all back on the field soon so Baltimore can get to work. The Ravens should be a contender in the AFC North again, but it’s a loaded division.