EARLY BIRD: How long will Ravens' losing streak last?

EARLY BIRD: How long will Ravens' losing streak last?
November 4, 2013, 7:00 am
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Frustration builds in Ravens' locker room

EARLY BIRD: Waking up with the Ravens (3-5), as they try to shake off another gut-wrenching defeat.

Two-minute topic: When will the Ravens win another game?

OWINGS MILLS – Forget about getting hot. Right now, just getting a victory seems like a tall order for the Ravens.

They have lost three straight, and four of their last five. Winning is habit forming, but so is losing. This year’s Ravens have discovered a knack for losing, and they are running out of weeks to turn their season around.

The AFC North-leading Bengals (6-3) are the Ravens’ next opponent, this Sunday at M & T Bank Stadium. Sure, the Ravens could still catch the Bengals and win the division. But first the Ravens have to end their losing streak.

“We’re in a situation where we have to win a game,” said defensive end Chris Canty after Sunday’s loss. 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh remained stoic in defeat, refusing to believe that this year’s team is not good enough to be a contender.

“I think we have good players, I know our players are good enough to win these games,” Harbaugh said. “There’s no doubt about it. We just got to play better.”

But once losing becomes a habit, it can be hard to break. Look at the Texans, who have lost six in a row, or the Falcons, who have lost four of their last five.

The Ravens need a winning streak, badly. But first, they need a win, and there is no guarantee when it will come.

Morning thought: “I missed the ball, I didn’t catch it, I got to make that play. Me dropping that ball, it changed the momentum.” - Tandon Doss on the punt he muffed Sunday.