And I’m not just asking this because they lost to the only winless team in the league last Sunday. Number for number, drive for drive, there may not be a worse team in the league right now. Consider this:
Records- Only the Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, and Atlanta Falcons have records as bad or worse than the Ravens. But a closer look at the numbers reveals that the Ravens currently have the league’s longest losing streak, and the worst conference record at 1-10. The Dolphins’ win put their conference record at 1-9, and ended their losing streak of 13 games.
Turnovers – The Ravens are -18 in turnovers, and the closest team to them is the 49ers at -13.
Injuries – The Ravens have 15 players listed on the NFL.com injury report. The next highest team is the Tennessee Titans with 11.
Now, factor all that in with a head coach that has been heavily criticized for questionable play calling this season, an aging defensive unit and the last two games of the season against the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and you’ve got a what appears to be a definite answer to the question.