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“We didn’t make enough plays and move the ball on offense,” wide receiver Torrey Smith said. “We didn’t get it done when we needed to. We just weren’t consistent enough as a team and it hurts.”

So now it’s up to the Ravens beat Cincinnati and hope the New York Jets can defeat Miami or Kansas City can upend San Diego.

“What we really control is going out there and winning,” running back Ray Rice said. “It’s a huge game for us. It’s probably not a huge game for Cincinnati, but we’ve still got to go out there and win.”

It’s been a battle all season for the Ravens, who were 4-6 in mid-November before peeling off four straight wins. Someone asked Harbaugh if this team can count on that kind of resiliency to rebound from Sunday’s debacle.

“Absolutely. It’s part of who we are,” he said. “If you’ve been watching us all year, you would know that. Over the last six years, you’d understand that about us.”