The wait is finally over. Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is expected to return as the Ravens take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 14. With Pitta returning, the Ravens should have an offense that should be a threat down the road. I actually think the offense could go places, especially at tight end.
Dallas Clark isn’t what he used to be, but he is a valuable target, and pairing him with Pitta can give the Ravens a lot of room to create passing plays over the middle of the field. Combine that with wide receiver Torrey Smith always being a game-breaker, a young receiver in Marlon Brown coming into his own, and Jacoby Jones showing his blazing speed down the field, and the Ravens may have something here.
In turn, Pitta’s return could open up some plays for the struggling running game and put less pressure on Joe Flacco in terms of pass protection. I don’t expect the Ravens offense to be elite, but I expect it to be an offense that should be efficient. Pitta’s return couldn’t have come at a better time.
The Ravens have won two games in a row, which is their longest streak in over a month, and they always enjoy playing their best football at the end of the season. This isn’t a team that the rest of the AFC wants to see when the playoffs come around, if the Ravens happen to make it that far.
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