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NFL power rankings 2013: Where should the Ravens rank in Week 5?

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After a stunning 23-20 loss to Buffalo, I expect the Ravens will drop quite a bit in most of the power rankings this week.

If the running game continues to struggle, the Ravens will need Joe Flacco to win games with his arm.
If the running game continues to struggle, the Ravens will need Joe Flacco to win games with his arm.
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After losing 23-20 to the Bills in a game that saw very little running from a team with Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce on its roster, the Ravens will probably fall down many power rankings lists.

That doesn't mean that this is a bad team — at least yet. It's still a relatively small sample size of just four games. Anything can happen from here on out. The Ravens could fix the offensive line issues and begin running the ball better. With Jacoby Jones coming back soon, the offense could begin to open itself up.

But as it stands right now, this Ravens team hasn't done itself any favors with those looking to judge it. Not only did the Ravens' running game suck it up for the fourth consecutive week, but the run defense allowed the Bills to gain 203 yards on the ground.

That's unacceptable for a group that was pieced together this offseason for the sheer purpose of stopping the run.

The dot com guys put their power rankings up early this morning, and they have the Ravens ninth overall.

The Ravens still have enough potential and playmakers (at least on defense) to compete with just about anybody (except Denver, but no one is competing with Denver at this current time.)

There's still time for the Ravens to improve.