Let's get the obvious out of the way first.
That was one heck of a game at the Metrodome Sunday. I know it didn't end the way most of you wanted, but it couldn't have been much more entertaining.
And Joe Flacco couldn't have looked more like vintage Brett Favre if he had worn Wranglers and retired in the fourth quarter.
Still, the Ravens lost and have dropped three straight. What was a season of immense possibilities (3-0) is now one of confounding mediocrity (3-3).
Several of you picked the Vikings to win this one, but no one was real close to the 33-31 score. So I am giving the free bar tab this week to Space, who predicted a 24-23 Ravens' loss. He wins because he knew this would be a nail-biter that would end poorly.
Steve Hauschka missed the game-winner, but he didn't lose this game. The secondary did. It was a concern before the season started and it's absolutely alarming now.
Sure, there are plenty of positives with this team. It has heart, and Joe Flacco, despite his inexperience and inconsistency, is often a pleasure to watch. That said, it may not matter if other teams can slice apart the Ravens' pass defense.
That's what I take from Sunday's Ravens' loss. Great game, but if the secondary doesn't improve, the Ravens won't get far in the postseason, if they make it at all.
Daily Think Special: What do you take away from Sunday's Ravens loss?