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Monday, October 21, 2013
Wake-up caw: Unlucky seventh game

By Jamison Hensley

PITTSBURGH -- The Baltimore Ravens lost their Week 7 game, and head into their bye with several questions hanging over their heads.

Sound familiar? It should. Last season, the Ravens were routed by Houston by 30 points in Week 7 and then returned to win four straight games after the bye. On Sunday, the Ravens fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-16, and they head into their break (here's the Rapid Reaction for the game).

I'm not suggesting that the Ravens will bounce back this time. In fact, I wrote Sunday that it's time to get concerned about the Ravens. And there's a big difference between the two seasons. In 2012, the Ravens went into the bye with a 5-2 record. This year, Baltimore is 3-4 and two games behind Cincinnati in the division.

But, if you're searching for that "purple" lining, history says the Ravens can regroup during the bye. Here's the rest of your wake-up caw ...