JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Let's hold off on the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl talk.
How could anyone think that after watching their offense be so offensive Monday night?
The Ravens were shut down by the Jacksonville Jaguars in a 12-7 loss, didn't get a first down until there was 5:29 left in the third quarter and had a grand total of 16 yards at the the half and didn't score until the was 2:02 left in the game.
Jacksonville's defense is improved, but it's not that good.
The Ravens defense kept Baltimore in the game, in part because Gabbert wasn't much better than Flacco, but the Ravens offense looked primitive. The Jaguars played a lot of man coverage on the receivers outside, loading up the box against the run.
The result was a horror show. The shock is the Ravens came in ranked fifth in the NFL in points scored.
With that offense, they might be lucky to make the playoffs. It's time Flacco takes the next step -- if he can.