"The Ravens aren't apologizing for their effort. It's been good enough to beat the likes of Dallas, Kansas City and Cleveland twice. And it's good enough to give them the second-best record in the AFC (aka, the Average Football Conference)," said Hensley, my former Baltimore Sun colleague. "But a performance like Sunday isn't going to cut it against the likes of Houston (remember the 30-point loss last month?), Denver or even Pittsburgh. The Ravens hold a one-game lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3), but this is a team that has won four of its past five games, including a victory at the defending Super Bowl champion Giants on Sunday."