The Baltimore Ravens have made huge improvements over the last offseason. They have added weapons on both sides of the balls. It seems as though they are ready to make their next leap into the championship. If they want to make it into the championship they have one huge roadblock in the Kansas City Chiefs, and we will be looking at why the Ravens have all the tools to beat the Chiefs. 

Ravens Improvements

The Baltimore Ravens have added difference makers on both sides of the ball through the draft and the offseason. The first big improvement was made when the Ravens traded for star defensive end Calais Cambell. Even though Campbell is 33, he can still produce at a top notch level. In the past seasons playoff the Ravens were taken down by the run heavy Titans and exposed the holes in the Ravens run defense. By trading for Campbell, the Ravens are automatically improving their run defense, and making their defense more complete. The next big move the Ravens made was by picking Patrick Queen in the NFL draft. Queen has the ability to step into a starting role immediately, and can push the Ravens defense to the next level. On the offensive side of the ball the Ravens went to the draft and added a premier running back in J.K Dobbins, and another speedster wide receiver in Devin Duvernay to complement Lamar Jackson. Dobbins is a young back that can complement Mark Ingram, and when the time comes that Ingram hangs up his shoes the Ravens will have a backup plan in Dobbins. The last addition this Ravens team made was in drafting Duvernay, who is a speedster that complements Jackson’s skills perfectly. The success that we saw from Jacskon and Hollywood Brown are what the Ravens hope to replicate with Duvernay. The Ravens were not able to make it as far as they wanted to last season, but this offseason has made one of the scariest teams even scarier. 

Chiefs Weaknesses

The Kansas City Chiefs may have won the Super Bowl, but only seven teams have ever won repeat titles. The Chiefs may be stacked on offense, but there are some weaknesses on defense that could lead to their downfall. With the loss of cornerback Kendall Fuller there is a hole in the secondary across from Bashaud Breeland. If the Chiefs cannot find a viable number two corner, teams like the Ravens will be able to take advantage through the air. The Chiefs also lost players such as Reggie Ragland who helped stuff the run during the Chiefs playoff run, and without someone like Ragland the defense could be exposed. The Chiefs have a high powered offense that may be able to mask some of their defense deficiency, when it comes to playoff time some of those weaknesses could lead to the Chiefs downfall. 

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