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Baltimore Ravens battling issues at wide receiver

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Baltimore's resident touchdown machine, Torrey Smith, was not on the field for the Ravens' last series on Sunday and wouldn't discuss what seemed to be a knee injury afterward.

"That's something that coach and I will have to address," Smith said, via ESPN. "I don't know when I'm supposed to be going and and when I am not supposed to be going. I'll let Coach handle it."

John Harbaugh declined to provide an update after his team's heartbreaking 34-33 loss to San Diego, though it did underscore what seems to be a serious wide receiver problem developing in Baltimore.

Marlon Brown went down with a concussion and Steve Smith, by his own admission, played one of his worst games in Baltimore.

"I pretty much played terrible," Smith said, via The Baltimore Sun. "When I got an opportunity, I didn't do anything to help us offensively. In a situation like that, they're playing with 10 men. That falls directly on me."

Surprisingly, the Ravens still have a top 10 offense even though quarterback Joe Flacco has been dealing with some inconsistencies all season long. Coming down the stretch, though, Baltimore will not be able to sustain a run without Torrey Smith being close to spectacular, or Steve Smith playing like he did during the first half of the season.

UPDATE: Harbaugh told reporters Monday that Torrey Smith's doesn't have a serious injury and is day to day.

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