Baltimore Ravens in a tough spot after record loss
Ravens coach head John Harbaugh has always had a plan to get the team through even when the tough times hit hard and they have no idea what to do. This time it seems even he is stumped as the team does not know what to do next and where to take themselves from this position.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said that it was unfamiliar to them to rely on other circumstances to make it to the playoffs, as they have not missed them since 2008.
"I don't think we've ever needed some help and a win. We've always kind of controlled our own destiny. We've had to win in the last game of the season against the Bengals to get ourselves into the playoffs.,” Flacco said. “We've had to win to win the division, I think, once. But we've never had to rely on anything else.''
Ravens right guard Marshal Yanda said that such situations occurred when the team could not play well during the mid of regular season and then the fight comes down to the bitter end to make it or lose it all.
"That's what happens when you stumble a little bit during the regular season, you come to the end and you have to fight your way into the playoffs. That's what we're having to do, and it's not easy,” he said. “We didn't get it done today, and now it's a must-win for Sunday and then we need to get some help from somebody. But we've got to beat Cincinnati first, so let's give them their respect. They're playing well.''
The Ravens might or might not make it. But for now, they will have to address what went horribly wrong and will have to repair their holes and fast if they want to be prepared for what comes next.