The third best running team the Ravens faced this season was the Carolina Panthers. This time the Ravens held their competition well below their average and won the game. Of course the Panthers pretty much played the game without a running back as Jonathan Stewart was out with a knee injury and DeAngelo Williams left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
If you take out these 4 games, 3 of which were losses, the remaining teams on the Ravens' schedule have an average ranking of 20.25 out of 32. Given a cake schedule like that, is there any wonder how the Ravens had the 4th ranked defense against the run?