I wouldnt write BALs D off too quickly. Yesterday's boxscore really doesnt tell the story. BAL set records for the most penalties yesterday, and as a Lions fan who watched the game, I can't say they were all correct calls. BAL did shut down DET after the 1st qtr, but they got a ton of bad calls against them.
Its hard enough to stop any team from finding the endzone when they have 1st and goal from the 1, but when a ref gives the other team a BS penalty and 4 more chances, its impossible. DET put the ball into the EZ on a really questionable call after 6 attempts from the 1.
Point is, BAL isnt as bad as the boxscore indicated in week 5. They got some bad breaks. The root of this teams problems however have everything to do with their offense.
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