National observers are pretty much finished giving the Ravens whatever benefit of the doubt they mustered through the first six weeks of the season. At 1-5, the kindest rankings have the Ravens as the NFL's 24th-best team. A couple have them as the second-worst.
ESPN.com: No. 28: All six of the Ravens' games have been decided by six points or fewer. Their five losses in those games are two more than anyone else in that category.
NFL.com: No. 28: ... the Ravens' secondary is so bad, Brady Anderson could go deep on them.
FOX Sports: No. 31: The Ravens simply can't generate pressure or hold up in pass coverage.
USA Today: No. 24: They're one Steelers FG from being 0-6. They're also 27 points from being undefeated.
Yahoo! Sports: No. 29: Going back to last season with the Bears, Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman is 1-10 in his last 11 games.
CBS Sports: No. 31: It's hard to believe so many expected this to be a Super Bowl contender.