OWINGS MILLS -- The Ravens have just four takeaways this season, fewer than any NFL team except the Cowboys, who have three. Entering Sunday’s game against the Chargers, the Ravens have gone four straight games without forcing a turnover.
Meanwhile, the Ravens have committed 11 turnovers, throwing eight interceptions and losing three fumbles.
That’s just another reason why the Ravens are 1-6.
“It’s hard to overcome that,” said Ravens coach John Harbaugh. “That’s one more thing to overcome that has been too much for us… We need to be on the plus side of that. That’s very important. We have not gotten enough turnovers. We have not gotten enough negative plays on defense. Those are two very critical areas for us.”
The Ravens would be forcing more turnovers if they were playing better defense. More turnovers will only come if their pass rush, pass coverage, and tackling improves.
“We’re blitzing a lot right now, and we want to keep blitzing a lot,” Harbaugh said. “We work on picking up balls. We work on certain coverages that try to create situations where we fool the quarterback. At the end of the day, we’ve had a lot of them in our hands; we have to make the play.
“You hit people as hard as they need to be hit. You strip… You’re in the right spot, good things happen… That’s what we have to do a better job of.”
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