Go fetch. Touchdown.
Boldin is now in San Francisco, and Pitta is still recovering from a hip injury.
On defense, the Ravens had safety Bernard Pollard and inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe to go with Suggs. Ellerbe simply ate up everything on the inside that Lewis could no longer cover, and Pollard hit anything near him.
Pollard didn't make big plays, but delivered big hits. Ask the New England Patriots. Against Cleveland Sunday, young receivers Josh Gordon and Greg Little wouldn't have been coming across the middle and snatching passes. Pollard would have stopped that nonsense by halftime.
But Ellerbe is now in Miami and Pollard in Tennessee. The Ravens have lost their impact players because of salary cap concerns, injuries or internal matters.
The big plays are gone.
The Ravens are in a three way tie for No. 21 as far as giveaways (13) and takeaways (10). Offensively, they are No. 13 as far as red zone efficiency and are averaging only 2.8 yards per carry. Flacco is the No. 29th rated quarterback as far as third down passing rating and Rice is the No. 42 in the NFL as far as rushing.
"It's the National Football League, and most all the games are going to be close," Harbaugh said. "And the difference is winning the close games. When you look at the teams that have the winning records, they've won the close games. There are exceptions. Denver has had a lot of high-scoring games, but most of the teams are winning close games. We've done that in the past. We have to do that again."
The Ravens can focus on a lot of things. They can change schemes, personnel and formations. They can move coaches around and study film 12 hours a day, but the bottom line for any coach is to have his team in position to win in the final seven minutes of any game.
And then somebody has to make a play.
But….where are the playmakers?