This is not the time to fret, Ravens fans.
We came out playing the Texans at the worst time. The first game without Lewis and Webb (even with the Suggs return). They had just been embarrassed by the Packers on national television. They were upset about losing to the Ravens twice last season, and they had never beaten the Ravens in their team's history.
The Ravens just got them at the wrong time, and they flat out played a bad game. In a 16-game season, one bad blowout is bound to happen whether we like it or not. The Ravens will make adjustments and they will be just fine.
Joe Flacco and the offense are going to get on track. Cam Cameron (everyone's favorite offensive coordinator) hopefully gets back on the Ray Rice train and gives the Cleveland Browns a steady dose of Number 27.
The offensive line will get better, the receivers will improve and I think the defense will get much, much better. They played well in spurts against the Texans, however the offense just didn't capitalize on their stops. They know what they have to do and they will do it.
The players in the locker room have too much pride. We still have great players like Ed Reed, Suggs, Ngata and Pollard on the defense. They know they need to improve and they will. They won't accept the mediocrity that the Ravens defense has been and will work their butts off to improve it.
The offense is going to get on track. Whether Cam Cameron likes it or not, the Ravens offense runs through Ray Rice. If Rice is not getting 15-20 touches a game, than there is a good chance that the Ravens aren't going to win. Rice will be involved, taking some pressure off Flacco and enabling him to play better.
Being able to run a successful no huddle will also be key for the Ravens down the stretch. We have seen periods of it during the season, and when it's effective they seem to shy away from it. Consistent use of the offensive weapons we have are key to competing in this league.
I still have faith in the Ravens. I don't think there is any need to panic and worry about the team (at least for another month). I still think this team will win the AFC North and make it back to the AFC Championship game.