Ravens & Commanders Finish Season on Promising Note


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 20: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens calls a play in the huddle during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

The 2021 season was rough for the Washington Football team and the Baltimore Ravens. Starting in training camp and plaguing the team throughout the Ravens season, was an onslaught of injuries. Losing key starters like quarterback Lamar Jackson and cornerback Marlon Humphrey.
“The ravens didn’t make the playoffs because there were just too many injuries and they lost six straight games when we needed to win some of those,” sophomore Lukas Jonner said.
The Washington Football Team had a multitude of injuries as well, losing star defensive end Chase Young in week 10 versus the Tampa BayBuccaneers. Washington also lost other star players throughout the season including wide receiver Curtis Samuel and defensive end Montez Sweat.
Although both teams didn’t have great seasons, there were still some good things to take away. Both teams had pro bowlers, the Ravens had five and Washington had two. The Washington pro bowlers include defensive tackle Jonathon Allen and offensive lineman Brandon Scherff. The Raven’s pro bowlers include Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, Devin Duvernay, Patrick Ricard, and Justin Tucker.
Washington and The Ravens both had standout players with undeniably amazing seasons. These players’ performances heavily contributed to the success of their teams. For the Ravens, it was tight end, Mark Andrews. He led the Ravens in receiving touchdowns, yards, receptions, and he made the 2021 first-team All-Pro.
“Mark Andrews, as of the 2021 season, was the best tight end in the NFL and he is still a younger player in the league so he will only get better. For the Washington Football Team that player was Wide Receiver, Terry McLaurin. He led the Football Team in receiving yards, touchdowns, and receptions, and is one of the best young receivers in the league right now.
Based on the Ravens’ early performance in the 2021 season, the team and its fans both look towards a bright 2022 season. With star quarterback Lamar Jackson and much of his supporting cast returning, the Ravens should be a very winning team.
“I think the Ravens will make the playoffs next year because of the number of star players coming back from being injured and missing the last season”, sophomore Jonner said.
As for the Washington Football Team, they are an underdog that continues to sneak into the playoffs. Although missing this year they should be a force in the coming seasons.
“Washington may not make the playoffs this upcoming season but they have a really good future. They have so many young rising stars that may be superstars in the future. If we get possibly a better quarterback to go along with our team we will be a really tough team to beat,” junior Connor Ray said.
The Ravens and Washington Football Team can both look to bounce back seasons next year. In the 2022 season, both teams will have good returning players that will find success for their team. If the teams can keep on building their squad, there is a very good chance we will see both in the playoffs next year.