BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Despite high hopes when the Baltimore Ravens took to the field Monday night, Ravens fans predicting the team would defeat the defending Super Bowl champions were disappointed.
Prior to the game, energy was high as the Ravens hoped this time they would be able to top the Kansas City Chiefs.
“You got to beat the best to be the best. We’ve lost to them two years in a row,” Ravens fan Coleman Tirone said. “It’s unfortunate we don’t have any fans there today but I know Lamar says he has one goal in mind and it’s bigger than the MVP. He wants to win it all.”
Hours later, fans were singing a different tune.
“The Ravens will come back stronger,” one Twitter user wrote following the loss. “This is a lesson learn [sic] for our team.”
The Ravens will come back stronger. This is a lesson learn for our team. #BigTruzz
— FutureEndeavors (@FutureEndeavor3) September 29, 2020
Fans were upset to see Mark Andrews’ three drops during the game.
— david randall (@darandall) September 29, 2020
Had 7 drops in all of 2019. 3 tonight.
— Jameson Helfrich 🇺🇲⚓ (@j_helfrich_) September 29, 2020
Still, even halfway into the fourth quarter Ravens fans were holding out hope. Fifty-eight percent who responded to a poll on the WJZ Instagram story felt the team could pull off an upset.
One Twitter user said the Ravens appeared to spend their time preparing to play the Titans instead of the Chiefs.
This team was built to stop the Titans, not the Chiefs. Unless you think Tavon Young is the reason we're down by 17 at the half.
We picked the wrong opponent to scheme against because we played them close twice.
— Artie Donovan's Ghost (@GhostOfFatso) September 29, 2020
Fans seemed to lay much of the blame on the Ravens’ defense.
My biggest takeaways from this Chiefs-Ravens game: KC offensive line gave a very solid effort in pass protection. Give Mahomes a little extra time to throw the ball, he will make you . Kansas City D also did a superb job. Really got Ravens' offense out of rhythm
— Michael (@MIC_328) September 29, 2020
— brandon evans (@namebrand01) September 29, 2020
Meanwhile, one fan put her Ravens wreath up but said she has to take it down now until “they deserve it again.”
— Yae (@drkcutie736) September 29, 2020