82-56 overall record. 9-4 postseason record. Four division championships. One Super Bowl.
John Harbaugh’s resume in Baltimore is tough to argue against, yet somehow his teams seem to always work in a disappointing loss or two on the road per season.
Sunday in Buffalo, Harbs’ Ravens fell 23-20 to the Bills. Joe Flacco threw five interceptions, Baltimore converted just three of 16 third downs and ran the ball just nine times.
A bad game? You betcha, but history has shown that the Ravens under Harbaugh are prone to suffer the inexplicable loss on the road.
- Week 2 – 2012: Ravens fall 24-23 to the Eagles in Philadelphia. Baltimore’s defense allows 486 total yards (357 yards passing). The Eagles finish the season 4-12.
- Week 7 – 2011: Ravens lose 12-7 to the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Baltimore tallies just 34 yards rushing, Flacco throws for just 137 yards. The Jags finish the season 5-11.
- Week 2 – 2010: Bengals defeat the Ravens 15-10 in Cincinnati. Baltimore turns the ball over four times in the loss. Cinci finishes the year 4-12.
Interestingly, all four of these let down losses have followed Ravens victories. Does Baltimore take their easier opponents for granted? Is the coaching staff overlooking winnable games? The answers remain under lock and key at The Castle.