The Ravens enter Sunday night’s showdown with the San Diego Chargers as one of the hotter teams in the NFL, having won four consecutive games and six of their last seven. The Ravens have been especially potent in the months of December and January under coach John Harbaugh, compiling a 12-4 record since 2008.

San Diego has been even more productive in December and January under coach Norv Turner. The Chargers are 19-2 since 2007. But to Turner, that record means little.

“That thing’s been overplayed,” Turner said during a conference call with Baltimore media Wednesday. “We have played real good in December, but this year, I would say if we can continue to play well, it’s a real tribute to our guys because the number of people we’ve lost, the number of people we’ve had banged-up, the number of guys … Our starting left guard and left tackle are on injured reserve. I’ve alluded to it already. We have two other linemen that missed five games. [Wide receiver] Malcom Floyd missed five games. So I think we’re not at full-speed, but we’re the healthiest we’ve been probably in the last six [or] seven weeks. So, if we can finish the way we’ve played the last two weeks, I think that’d be a real tribute to our guys because they’ve hung in there.”

Despite Turner’s attempt to downplay San Diego’s mark, the Ravens are well aware of their opponents’ success in the latter stages of the season.

“San Diego is a team that has won a lot of teams in December and January,” defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said. “They are a team that understands that these months are definitely important to getting a push into the playoffs. Hopefully, we kind of prove that we can win in December, too, and continue that.”