Ravens 'in a tough spot' entering 2nd half of sked

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — After losing three straight to fall into third place in the AFC North, the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens are in danger of missing the postseason for the first time in six years.

Coach John Harbaugh acknowledged as much Monday, saying, "As it stands, we're in a tough spot."

But Harbaugh insisted the Ravens, despite finishing the first half of the season with a 3-5 record, still have a chance to reach the playoffs.

He says, "We have opportunities to accomplish everything we wanted to accomplish."

The Ravens still have two games left against the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals, the first of which is Sunday in Baltimore.

Harbaugh says offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele, who missed Sunday's 24-18 loss to Cleveland with a bad back, will be placed on injured reserve.