Kevin Van Valkenburg, staff writer: The Ravens are going to insist they didn't overlook the Titans, but it's obvious they didn't bring the same intensity this week that the did against the Steelers. But as much as we want to harp on the mental aspect of the game, the Ravens didn't make plays on third down, on defenses or offense. As poorly as the corners played, the pass rush was almost invisible. To have zero sacks was inexcusable. Good receivers are going to give the Ravens real trouble this year. We'll find out next week if this was a fluke performance, or if the inconsistent Ravens are back yet again.
Chris Korman, Ravens editor: Letdown? Letdown? How dare you even bring up that word? The Ravens are pros. This is what they do for a living. It's offensive that the word even ... Oh, wait. Despite all line of protest to the contrary -- as it turned out, the Ravens did protest too much -- Baltimore went out and basically redefined what a letdown looks like. That part, though, isn't the most disconcerting thing to come from today. Ebb and flow is normal in the NFL, which has genuine parity. What should worry Ravens fans is that the elements they worried about prior to the Pittsburgh game -- a pass rush that wasn't bolstered by a significant signing, an offensive line that hadn't spent much time playing together, the lack of a top-end corner -- were part of the team's undoing. And while it's now clear that there will be no uninhibited march to the Super Bowl, it's just as true that the Ravens aren't as anemic as they seemed. There's much to be sorted out, and enough time to do it.
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