Are the Ravens the league's most underrated team? It sure seems that way. After a rash of injuries knocked out a pair of starters on the defensive side of the ball, Baltimore was left for dead.
So while everyone turned away, Flacco and the still stout defensive unit have put together a quietly elite performance through ten games. Sure missing Ray Lewis in the middle hurts, but he may be better served as a quasi-coach and motivational coordinator on the sidelines. Losing Webb on the corner and having Ngata banged up in the middle of the defensive line probably hurts the defensive unit as a whole more.
Baltimore hasn't exactly been getting it done in convincing fashion this year, with six of their eight wins coming by seven points or less. But they find ways to pull it out, and against a Chargers team that is struggling to remain relevant, they should be able to pull another one off despite having to travel across the country.
It was not long ago th...