Ravens manager John Harbaugh says there was no question about who the best team on the pitch was on Monday night.
In what was billed as a battle of the two best teams in the NFL, the Chiefs lived up to the hype, but the Ravens didn’t. Harbaugh recognized him after the game.
“They beat us. They defeated us. They planned us out of the game. They just beat us, “Harbaugh said, via ESPN.” That’s the story tonight. Big picture stuff, all this, I don’t know. They are better, of course. It’s a better football team right now. “
It would be hard for anyone to disagree with Harbaugh on this. The Chiefs took a 27-10 lead before half-time and although the Ravens managed to reach a touchdown in the fourth quarter, they never felt like a threat to come back and win. Patrick Mahomes passed for 385 yards while Lamar Jackson passed for just 97 yards.
This has been a one-sided game, and the Ravens know they need to improve if they get a rematch with the Chiefs that goes differently in January.