A bulk order of "get-well" cards: The only thing more painful than the mounting losses have been the number of key players going down with injuries. Baltimore now has 16 players on injured reserve -- three fewer than its total for all of last season -- and the latest additions have been the most grueling. The Ravens lost franchise quarterback Joe Flacco and Pro Bowl running back Justin Forsett in the same game Sunday. What's left is an ailing offense. Quarterback Matt Schaub is either handing the ball off to rookie fourth-round pick Buck Allen or throwing to the likes of Kamar Aiken and Chris Givens.
Much-needed steel-toed boots: One reason why the Ravens are mired in one of the worst seasons in franchise history is the repeated times they have shot themselves in the foot, especially when it comes to penalties. Baltimore has been flagged 78 times for 751 yards, fourth-most in the NFL. The Ravens are averaging 8.4 penalties in their seven losses this season. Baltimore has 13 penalties for personal fouls, roughing the passer, unnecessary roughness or unsportsmanlike conduct.
Manicures: The Ravens are the first NFL team to have their first 10 games decided by eight points or fewer. In other words, the Ravens are the kings of nail-biters. All three of Baltimore's victories have come on Justin Tucker field goals as time expired in regulation or in overtime. Their seven losses have been decided by a total of 34 points. No team puts its fan base through more stress in the final minutes as the Ravens.