Ravens avoid losing streaks in recent years

Ravens avoid losing streaks in recent years
December 5, 2012, 9:00 pm
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When asked about how his Ravens have avoided back-to-back losses and losing streaks in recent years, coach John Harbaugh said the reason was pretty simple. 

They truly try to treat each game and week the same. 

"We pay attention after every game," Harbaugh said when speaking with the media Wednesday. "We really try to go to work and adhere to the process and work as hard as we can to build on all the good things and correct every negative thing. So, anything we found from the game last week, whether it be strategic or whether it be execution-wise, we try to really address it before and as we move on and try to improve."

The Ravens have been amazingly successful after losses, something many teams can't claim. In fact, they haven't lost back-to-back games since the 2009 season -- winning 15 straight times after losses. They'll have a chance to extend that run this weekend when they go to Landover to play the suddenly-hot Washington Redskins and rookie sensation Robert Griffin III. 

Running into a team on a roll is not always the best thing, and timing can sometimes be everything, but it's never bothered the Ravens before. The Ravens also will be breathing some fire after giving up the game's final 10 points in last weekend's 23-20 loss to the Steelers at home in a contest that could have helped them all but lock up the AFC North.

In terms of bouncing back after losses, Harbaugh said the Ravens simply might be charged up more after them, which may have worked as a good motivating tool over the past few years. They'll have that chance to be motivated again on Sunday. 

"Maybe there is naturally a little edge when you don’t win for all of us," he said. "That’s maybe one of the benefits of not coming out with the win. So, you try to find what can help you get better."