Frank Sanders

Game 14: Raided by miscues, Ravens lose grasp of division, too

OAKLAND, Calif. - A week after distinguishing themselves as contenders, the Ravens looked more like pretenders.

A week after seizing control of their playoff destiny, they gave it away as easily as another fumble.

Playing against the self-proclaimed "dumbest team in America," the Ravens left dumbfounded in a 20-12 loss to the once-crumbling Oakland Raiders yesterday.

Like most of the Raiders' fan base at Network Associates Coliseum, the Ravens failed to show up, turning the ball over three times while turning over control of the division to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Although they both own 8-6 records, the Bengals can win the AFC North by winning their...