One concern that some fans have expressed entering the Ravens' game against Buffalo this Sunday is that coming off a tough loss and with their bye week on the horizon, the Ravens might look past the winless Bills and fail to play their best game.
Don't worry, folks. That simply won't happen.
Under head coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens don't overlook teams. They don't get caught up in "trap games" or look at a team's record and assume that they've got a game won before they even step on the field.
This isn't just me heaping praise on Harbaugh or baselessly tossing out compliments to his squad. It's the truth.
In the nearly two and a half seasons that Harbaugh has been the head coach in Baltimore, the Ravens are a sparkling 13-1 against teams with losing records.
The one loss? It came Week 2 this season at the Bengals, the reigning AFC North Champs, who were 0-1 at the time.
Harbaugh and his coaching staff stress to their players that they should never get complacent or take any team for granted. That's why, despite facing a Bills team which has struggled mightily this season and has yet to earn a notch in the win column, the Ravens are preparing for Buffalo just as hard as they did the Patriots last week.
"We've got guys who understand that," Harbaugh said. "I just can't imagine our guys taking anybody for granted in this league. There are too many good players. We talked about it a couple of times. We've been asked about that. When you watch the tape, you see a good football team. And in football, you recognize that. And that's what we see, and that's what we're getting ready for."
In a league where there's a big-time upset seemingly every week, the Ravens have taken care of business against the teams they're supposed to beat over the last few seasons. That's one of the main reasons why they've made the postseason two years in a row, and they'll be knocking at the playoff door again this season if they can keep this trend up.