Luke Jones and Nestor attempt to navigate the sticky holiday road through the AFC North to playoffs for the gimpy, scrappy Ravens. Plus, some enthusiasm for the surging Terps basketball program under Kevin Willard and Orioles search for more pitching at MLB Winter Meetings.
No, it’s not a time for sweeping narratives but the story of the Baltimore Ravens right now is uncertainty and the path to win the division actually going through the division over the next month in a unique scheduling model that was thought to be a benefit until it’s actually Pittsburgh Week and you don’t know who your quarterback is going to be until you see an MRI.
Luke Jones and Nestor discuss Lamar Jackson and Ravens running to victories once again and how the win over the Saints on Monday night should be the winning formula in the second half.
All last week, the Ravens defense talked about last season's problems against Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. In a heavyweight battle on Sunday night in Baltimore, it was Mike Macdonald and responsible play that allowed the Ravens to prevail to take first place in the AFC North.
So much can happen in the coming weeks in regard to a franchise tag and trade – or a miracle signing of Number Eight. Luke Jones and Nestor assess the Ravens circumstances and all of their options with Lamar Jackson this offseason in this deep purple dive.