"To be honest, I'm not making any excuses," he said. "It's been frustrating dealing with my leg. I think that's pretty obvious. But when it comes down to it, regardless of the situation, I should still make that kick."

Harbaugh said Cundiff's injury, and his performance of late, have become an area of concern and the team will have to asses things this week. It seems unlikely Cundiff would be released, but he might be shut down if he's not healthy.

"We've got to look at that this week, because he hadn't been able to practice the last couple of weeks, and that maybe affected him a little bit," Harbaugh said. "Nobody's more frustrated right now than Billy with it. Obviously, that's a real makeable kick — a kick that he had made in pregame. He had a really good pregame, and he had a good day the day before. So, we're going to have to look at that really hard this week and try to make a good decision that way."

Why not use your time outs at the end of the half?

Harbaugh did make a point to shoulder the blame for the Ravens decision not to use their timeouts at the end of the half. San Diego ran a lot of time of the clock, and the Ravens got the ball with under a minute remaining, leaving them little chance to get in scoring position.

"I thought about that right away," Harbaugh said. "I should have used those timeouts and given us a chance to get down there and get us some points before halftime."

End zone

Cornerback Cary Williams would not comment on the Ravens decision in the second quarter to replace him with Lardarius Webb. "Next question," Williams said . ... Harbaugh confirmed Monday that Matt Birk's wife gave birth to the couple's sixth child, a boy.

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