It's crazy to think that just two weeks ago, the Ravens had won 15 consecutive home games and controlled their destiny in the hunt for a first-round bye. Because this team that played today looks absolutely nothing like a playoff contender, let alone a serious Super Bowl threat.
The red-hot Denver Broncos won their ninth straight game with a 34-17 win over the Ravens. It was the Ravens' biggest home loss since December 2007 where they lost by 24 points to the Indianapolis Colts.
Not coincidentally, Peyton Manning was the quarterback for both teams. Despite struggling statistically against the Ravens, Manning still owns them and has now won nine straight against Baltimore.
Today he wasn't particularly great as he went 17-for-28 for 204 passing yards and one touchdown. The main difference, though, came in the quality of the two teams. The Broncos were vastly better than the Ravens in nearly every statistical category, so much so that the 17-point victory is a little misleading.
With the exception of two drives punctuated by Dennis Pitta touchdowns, the Ravens offense was awful in their first week without Cam Cameron calling plays. Joe Flacco's slump is showing no signs of ending, and today he contributed two turnovers that led to 10 points for the Broncos.
There aren't a lot of them, but several Ravens players deserve credit for playing hard despite the circumstances. Many more Ravens deserve to be called out for not doing their part and allowing this game to be the biggest home loss in the Harbaugh era.
Here's the Ravens winners and losers from Week 15.