The Baltimore Ravens suffered another disappointing loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 14, 24-22. The Ravens were without Lamar Jackson, who suffered an injury early in the contest. If they did have Lamar, there is a good chance that they walk away with the victory, but unfortunately, they could not get it done without him.

Baltimore has now lost three out of their last five games, in the worst possible time to struggle. They only have a one-game lead in the AFC North in front of both the Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals. If the Ravens want to make the playoffs and find success if they get in, they're going to need to play much better football than they have the past five weeks.

Let's take a look at four takeaways from the Ravens-Browns game.

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Ravens Week 14 Takeaways

4. The loss against the Steelers is going to come back and hurt this team

The Ravens lost in Week 13 to the Pittsburgh Steelers when they decided to go for a two-point conversion instead of kicking a field goal to tie the game with only seconds remaining. This was a horrible decision to go for two from the Ravens coaching staff and this could very well come back to haunt them. They saw this week that anything can happen and unfortunately the worst happened in Lamar Jackson getting injured. If they're going to want to find any success in the near future, they need to make smarter decisions because they aren't a good enough football team to take a risk in a situation like they did.

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3. Lamar was out and Baltimore barely lost

Outside of Baltimore still having a one-game lead, this was the only positive takeaway from the loss. At the end of the day, a loss is a loss and unfortunately, that's what the Ravens suffered. However, they did only lose this game by two points and had a chance to win the game. If Lamar was out on the field, there is a great chance that the Ravens would have walked away with an easy victory. Lamar is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and him not being out there surely did not help this Ravens team.

2. It's time to start worrying about the playoffs

At some point, the worries are going to start. Although they still do have a one-game lead, it is not as big of a lead as it should be. Every team in the AFC North has struggled throughout the season and the Baltimore Ravens failed to take advantage of that. At this point now, they are going to have to play excellent football and nearly win out if they're going to want to win the conference. They put themselves in a bad position and that has a lot to do with an unfortunate injury to Lamar Jackson and a bad coaching decision to go for two points against the Steelers in Week 13.

1. Lamar needs to be back within the next two weeks

If the Ravens want to have any success this season, Lamar needs to be out there. This is obvious, Lamar is an MVP winner and had the potential to even win another one this season before struggling as of late. He's one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and the Ravens will simply not be successful if he is not out on the field.

Baltimore desperately needs him back within the next two weeks or the playoff hopes might be as good as gone.