Daimon Shelton

Game 8: 'Today we hit rock bottom'

The Ravens no longer are digging a deeper hole for themselves in the AFC Central race. It's time to put this team to rest.Barring one of the greatest late-season runs in NFL history, the Ravens buried any playoff aspirations under a 45-19 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday before a crowd of 68,915 at Ravens stadium.

With eight games remaining, the major question surrounding the Ravens (2-6) after their fourth loss in a row is the status of coach Ted Marchibroda, who is in the third and final year of his contract.

In three seasons, Marchibroda is 12-27-1. But none of the Ravens' previous losses was as ugly as this one. Four of their five turnovers led to 24 points,...