JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 24: Jeremy Mincey #94 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates after a tackle against the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field on October 24, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
The Baltimore Ravens have no one but themselves to blame for their embarrassing 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday Night Football in a game that saw them take until well into the second half before they could even muster their initial first down of the game. For a team that felt it belonged among the league's best and was considered the third best in most NFL Power Rankings, this loss on national TV did nothing to earn the team any respect and just continues to regurgitate the lack of offense that has been as much of the team's reputation as it's powerful defense has been.
Despite the Ravens ineptitude for most of the game, they still had a chance after finally scoring late in the game, yet an inexplicable onsides kick with more than enough time to hold the Jaguars and get the ball back sealed their doom. when Baltimore finally got one more chance, they needed a TD instead of a FG and QB Joe Flacco threw an interception in crunch time, ending any chance at pulling out a win
At 4-2, the Ravens fall into a second place tie with the Cincinnati Bengals, a game behind the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North. With a home game against the Arizona Cardinals next week, the Ravens then head to Pittsburgh for a showdown to gain control of the division, which seemed to be firmly in the Ravens control prior to tonight's game. Now, they must head home to pick up the pieces and wonder what they have to do to get a consistent game out of the offense.