"You cannot lose games in the NFL and still win." -Trent Dilfer
Oh yeah, he said that. It's even better how serious he is during the comment too.
You may be sitting there thinking, "DUHHH!" very loudly in your head, as I did, but it’s something the Baltimore Ravens have faced for three seasons now.
The Ravens have taken five straight losses to the Cincinnati Bengals. Baltimore also has not won a season series since 2012. In the last seven games Baltimore has only won a single matchup.
Losing to such a high degree is brutalizing on not only the win column, but the divisional standings as well. The Ravens are always highly competitive, and with this comes the battle for the AFC North crown. Unfortunately, dropping two games a year to your biggest threat to win the AFC North does not bode well.
Baltimore has favored well against the other two AFC North squads recently.
- Since 2008 the Ravens have only lost twice to the Cleveland Browns
- Since 2012 the Ravens pose an 7-3 record against the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3) including playoffs