"Yes, absolutely, we know where we stand and the situation we are in. And that we basically have to win three games, you know, and (we're) certainly fully capable of doing that," he told reporters following last night's 30-23 loss to the Patriots in New England. "That's what we intend to do, but all the focus goes to the next game. That's what I told the guys in the locker room, pack up the buses as quick as we can, get back to Baltimore and get to work on Philadelphia."
This should not be considered a lost season for Baltimore, especially given how well Joe Flacco rebounded from ACL surgery. The team survived a four-game losing streak and rekindled its status as an elite defense. They're currently fourth in points surrendered, third in yards surrendered and first across the board against the run.
Though their core is rapidly aging, they are a team that gives off the sense that it's not over yet.