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Locker Room Buzz: Baltimore Ravens

11/3/2013

CLEVELAND -- Observed in the locker room after the Baltimore Ravens' 24-18 loss at the Cleveland Browns:

No shows: The Ravens have a losing record at the midway point for the first time in coach John Harbaugh's six seasons. You would like to hear what the Ravens' leaders have to say about turning the season around. But linebacker Terrell Suggs declined comment while walking out of the stadium and running back Ray Rice was gone before reporters got into the locker room. It's time for players to stand up, not sneak out.

Facing the 'challenge': The Ravens insist they're not panicking even though they've lost four of their past five games and fell to 3-5. "The math says it's going to be a challenge," Harbaugh said in looking forward. "We've got our work cut out for us. We're going to have to win some games. We're going to have to start winning close games. So, that's the No. 1 thing we have to get done. You do that, first of all, by not losing the game. You can't make the kind of mistakes that create opportunities for your opponent. We've done way too much of that throughout the course of the whole season."

Not a fan of Greg Little: Ravens safety James Ihedigbo had a jawing match with wide receiver Greg Little throughout the game. It got out of hand when Little ripped off Ihedigbo's helmet, which drew a 15-yard personal foul. "He's trying to be a tough guy," Ihedigbo said. "Some guys who aren't tough try to prove that they're tough."