Odafe Oweh, Baltimore Ravens
Linebacker Odafe Oweh #99 of the Baltimore Ravens during the NFL game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on September 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Ravens 33-27 in overtime. Christian Petersen/Getty Images


  • Fan opinion on Odafe Oweh has changed heavily after Week 4
  • Oweh made some glaring mistakes that cost them a shot at victory
  • Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals needs to see the Ravens find consistency

Baltimore Ravens fans are back in the throes of disappointment a week after defeating the New England Patriots after blowing a big lead against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4.

The monsoon-drenched hometown crowd was poised to get an all-important win against a fellow AFC powerhouse as both the defense and offense was seemingly firing on all cylinders early on.

Josh Allen led the Bills to a second-half storm as their Von Miller-led defense shut out the Ravens' offense, much to the surprise of everyone in attendance and fans watching from the comforts of their own home.

One player who drew the ire of the entire fanbase was sophomore linebacker Odafe Oweh.

During the first half, the Baltimore defense was as sharp as they can be after missing out on their assignments lots of times in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins.

"All-Pro Marlo" Marlon Humphrey kickstarted the game with an interception of Allen, the secondary was forcing Bills receivers to work overtime to get free while the men in the trenches repeatedly the Bills line back and hurry Allen's decision-making.

Oweh got involved in the first quarter as well after forcing a fumble on running back Devin Singletary which was recovered by the Ravens.

The second half was not that much kinder to Oweh and the Ravens' defense as a whole though as they seemingly ran out of gas when the Bills grew accustomed to the increasingly harsh weather conditions.

One play that had fans up in arms about Oweh's impact was a nearly guaranteed sack of Allen on fourth-and-one with 10:42 to go in the third quarter as he overplayed the Bills quarterback which allowed Allen to get the first down and more.

It was an egregious mistake from the Penn State product as many were hoping to see him take a big leap in his abilities and become an instant impact player for Baltimore.

The same can be said for fellow linebacker Patrick Queen when he fell for Allen's play-action fake on second-and-three in the dying minutes of the same quarter with the Bills in the red zone.

Oweh did somewhat redeem himself at the start of the fourth quarter when he registered his lone sack of the day to force a punt on the Bills, but his missed assignment to let Singletary walk in for the touchdown arguably cost them the game.

In total, the 31st pick of the 2021 NFL draft finished Week 4 with seven tackles, one sack plus a forced fumble.

It was not the ideal outing for Oweh and the Ravens' defense a week after showing their potential against the Patriots, which has their fans questioning even more how they will perform next week.

Another redemption run needs to be in the cards for new defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald and the rest of the Ravens when they welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to M&T Bank Stadium as they hope to register their first win of the season at home.

Odafe Oweh, Josh Allen
Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills reacts after being hit by Odafe Oweh #99 of the Baltimore Ravens in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Patrick Smith/Getty Images