Sunday's NFL contest between the Baltimore Ravens and the Carolina Panthers was a game that made me question my life in general. Why do I even put myself through this? The world may never ever know. I knew what was going to happen before the game, I knew what was happening when it was happening, and I still questioned the result at the end.
Anyway, it didn't start off all that horribly -- the Ravens had a successful first drive that ended in an Alex Collins touchdown. But things quickly got off the rails, and Collins seemed to be the only player on his team who continued to have a good game (minus the fumble). Linebacker CJ Mosley looked completely lost, the secondary was flustered without Marlon Humphrey and the offensive line was just abysmal.
Credit where its due -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a fantastic game after not practicing a full week. Greg Olsen seemed his usual self as the Ravens D frequently left him open in the middle of the field for god knows whatever reason.
Baltimore has a lot of work to do if they want to be great at this whole "football" thing.
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