Monday, December 3, 2012
Upon Further Review: Ravens
By Jamison Hensley
Revisiting the Baltimore Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium:
It's been well documented that the Ravens rarely lose at home. They also rarely lose games when leading after three quarters.
Sunday's loss was the Ravens' first this season after entering the fourth quarter with the lead. The Ravens were up 20-13 after three quarters before the Steelers scored the final 10 points of the game.
The Ravens have been among the NFL's best closers in recent years. Since the start of the 2011 season, the Ravens had won 17 straight games when leading after three quarters.
Under coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens are now 48-8 when entering the fourth quarter with a lead.
STAT THAT STICKS: 730 -- Days between regular-season losses in the AFC North for the Ravens. They tied an NFL record with 12 straight wins in the division before losing to Pittsburgh.
OVERHEARD: "You’re going to lose football games in the National Football League. Week-to-week, you don’t want to lose any of them. And, you don’t feel good about it when you lose. But, the bottom line is, you have to be men about it. You have to say ‘Hey, we lost a game, and there’s nothing we can do about it.’ The only thing we can do about it, is get ready to go this week and win next week.” -- Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco on the home win streak ending at 15 games.
WHAT'S NEXT: The Ravens play at the Redskins (5-6), who face the Giants on "Monday Night Football" tonight.