NO CAUSE FOR PANIC

Wa­ger against Fa­ther Time turns out to be a los­ing bet

Baltimore Sun - - SPORTS - Mike Pre­ston

Head­ing into this sea­son, the Ravens gam­bled on aging veter­ans be­ing able to pull through an­other year. It’s clear dur­ing this three-game los­ing streak that they are los­ing that bat­tle.

Few peo­ple beat Fa­ther Time, es­pe­cially in the NFL, which is a young man’s league. As the Ravens’ los­ing streak has in­creased, so have in­juries to big-name veter­ans who were ex­pected to help carry the team.

In­juries are part of the game and they hap­pen to ev­ery team, but some of these are self-in­flicted. Gone al­ready is tight end Ben­jamin Wat­son, 35, who went down in the

KEN­NETH K. LAM/BAL­TI­MORE SUN

Ravens rookie cor­ner­back Tavon Young high-fives a young fan at the fifth an­nual TEAM challenge for stu­dents from Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton and Dr. Carter God­win Wood­son ele­men­tary schools. See video of Mon­day’s event at bal­ti­more­sun.com/ravens.

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