Baltimore Ravens: Week 5 Best and Worst Performances

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Aug 16, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Baltimore beat Dallas 37-30. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Worst: Gary Kubiak

Looking to assign blame for the Ravens’ offensive struggles? Look no further than Gary Kubiak, who called 42 passes compared to just 15 runs against the Colts.

One-dimensional play calling never works. That Kubiak has made this critical mistake twice in five games is concerning to say the least. His tendency to abandon the run has been the only legitimate criticism of Kubiak’s otherwise great work as the offensive coordinator.

Making matters worse is that the Ravens ran the ball effectively, going for 90 yards on just 15 carries. That’s six yards per carry. The passing game, meanwhile, averaged just 4.7 yards per play factoring in sacks.

The Ravens should have come out looking to control the clock and assert their will by running the football. Instead, the Ravens dinked and dunked into a swarming Colts’ defense, and the results were predictably awful.

Kubiak is a smart guy and will correct this next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that doesn’t change the fact that his game plan was one of the biggest reasons the Ravens lost.