"I think there is great balance in this league," he said. "Everybody has a good core of players, and yet, everybody in this league goes through tough times with injuries and those types of things, which can change things week to week. It's one or two plays a week that are the difference in whether or not you win or lose. So, it doesn't surprise me. It's a league where you battle all year long, and you try to get yourself in position in that last month to be playing good enough to hopefully win a championship."
Kubiak's players said all week that they had moved on from the loss to the Packers, while the Ravens spent the week preaching "next man up" after losing Lewis and Webb. Both sides cautioned that it is way too early to examine the potential ramifications of Sunday's outcome. However, with so many teams in the AFC struggling to stay afloat, it's almost impossible not to.