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John Harbaugh: Ravens must improve

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- John Harbaugh said Monday that nothing is off limits when it comes to improving the reeling Baltimore Ravens heading into the bye.

The Ravens' 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was their third defeat in the last four weeks. Baltimore (3-4) became the first defending Super Bowl champion to have a losing record after seven games since the 2006 Steelers.

"We'll do whatever it takes," Harbaugh said. "We'll trade guys, we'll cut guys, we'll sign guys, we'll coach guys, we'll change schemes. It doesn't matter.

"We have to find a way to get better. That's the business we're in. We've got the men for the job. I like our guys. But that's what we've got to work on, continue to work on. But this week's a chance to really focus on that."

The Ravens trail the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) by two games. Harbaugh pointed out that success in close games has been the difference between the teams. In games decided by four points or less, the Ravens are 1-3 and the Bengals are 3-1.

"It's always been the difference in this league," Harbaugh said. "We've just got to find a way to win those games but not just find a way to win them, find a way to be good in them. Find a way to do all the little things to get us in position to win. We'll work hard on that."

Baltimore outside linebacker Terrell Suggs said after Sunday's game that he's very concerned about where the team stands, saying that the Ravens "have a state of emergency."

"All the guys have a right to say whatever they think," Harbaugh said. "If that is how Terrell sees it, then that's good. A sense of urgency is a good thing."