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Rashod Bateman runs with the ball against the Bengals
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Good Morning, Ravens Flock.

No, it isn’t. I get it. For the first time all season, we’re sitting here on a Monday morning trying to work through what went wrong (remember, the other loss, at Vegas, was on Monday Night Football, so that coping came on a Tuesday). The answer, of course, is…”most everything.”

Let’s try to put on a happy face and take a look around the Twittersphere. Here we go.

We’ll start with some good amongst all the bad yesterday. Rashod Bateman? He good!

Bateman is emerging as a true threat in the passing game, though he was overshadowed by his rookie WR counterpart on the other side of the ball on Sunday.

And it isn’t just Rashod! Marquise Brown had another incredible catch and toe-drag for a TD yesterday. Look at these eye-popping stats:

If the Ravens can figure out some semblance of a running game, there’s no reason this offense should sputter like it did at times against Cincy.

Speaking of that…

We can argue about whether or not there is anything to be done here, as the offensive line is as much of a problem as the backs are in the eyes of many. Perhaps Nick Boyle’s return will provide a noticeable jolt to the ground attack. Hopefully Latavius Murray misses just the one game. But the Le’Veon Bell experiment needs to end. It was sad watching him try to get to the edge yesterday.

One way the Flock is coping today is by reminding ourselves of that whooping our squad took at a similar juncture back in 2012, a year that ended…pretty well!

Remember that beating the Ravens took at the hands of the Texans? I’m not gonna look it up, but…41-13 sounds about right, doesn’t it? Here’s hoping this humbling sparks a similar reflection and run towards January.

The Bengals came into the Ravens house and humbled them. When you do that, you earn the right to talk a little bit.

Bottom line, the squad is 5-2 headed into the bye. I think we all would have taken that after the rash of injuries leading up to Week 1, and especially after the loss in Vegas. However, they got straight up spanked by a team that looks to be for real in the race for the AFC North crown, and they need to wear that.

We saw again just what a crazy week-to-week league the NFL is, and just as the Los Angeles Chargers will want to burn Week 6’s film, the Ravens will be wincing through today’s sessions.

We’ve got something special in store here at RSR in the coming days. Stay tuned.

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