The Baltimore Ravens are 5-2, with a stellar 2-0 record in the ultra-competitive AFC North.
Thanks to a plethora of injuries and a shellacking at the hands of the AFC's best in the Houston Texans, it could be panic time in Baltimore.
The heart of the once-elite defense, Ray Lewis, is out for the year. While critics have considered Lewis ineffective because of age, his absence was readily apparent Sunday when the Ravens gave up a season-high 43 points to the Texans.
Offensively, quarterback Joe Flacco has continue to prove he isn't ready for the "elite" label, as he threw for just 147 yards on a ridiculous 43 attempts. He competed only 48 percent of his passes for a miserable 45 quarterback rating.
With Lewis out, Lardarius Webb out for the year, Ed Reed injured yet again and a hobbled Terrell Suggs just now returning, the defense in Baltimore is no longer scary.
Pair that with an offense limited by a mediocre quarterback and you get the exact definition of an NFL team on the brink of disaster in 2012.