* Hensley explains the Ravens' ranking on ESPN.com.

Their place in the rankings doesn't add up when you look at their results this season. The Ravens are ahead of the Cleveland Browns (No. 23) and Buffalo Bills (No. 25) despite losing to both teams and having the same number of wins as both of them. Among the teams with losing records, the Ravens are the third-highest-ranked team, behind the San Diego Chargers (No. 18) and Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 19).

* CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco ranks the Ravens at No. 22, two spots lower than last week.

Their hopes of repeating are slipping away by the week. Can they turn it around?

* NFL.com's Elliot Harrison lists the Ravens at No. 19, down one spot from last week.

At this point, it will be tough for the Ravens to catch the Bengals. In other news, the 1-hour, 53-minute weather delay in Chicago left many with much time to think:

Ray Rice: So this is what it feels like to be a lead running back.

Ravens fans: We're watching a $100 million contract at work.

Joe Flacco: Who's Deonte Thompson? Oh, one of my receivers. I knew that.

* The Ravens rank at No. 19 in the Associated Press Pro32 poll, two spots lower than last week.