Despite being 4-1, the Ravens are on edge going into Sunday's game with the Dallas Cowboys.
For a team that is on a three-game winning streak and in control of the AFC North, it seems surprising.
But it really shouldn't be given the tone of the past week since an abyssmal performance in a 9-6 win at the Kansas City Chiefs. The Ravens have the 24th-ranked defense and an inconsistent no-huddle offense that only produced three field goals last week. In the last six quarters on the road, the Ravens have failed to score a touchdown.
"Whoever is keeping track of style points, you can ask them," is all coach John Harbaugh would say about the way his team has been winning since the 44-13 opening victory against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fortunately for the Ravens, they're at M&T Bank Stadium for the Cowboys (2-2). There, the Ravens have won 13 in a row in the regular season and 21 of their last 22.
There's plenty of evidence that points to a team that's not content with how they're playing, or how they're being questioned about their play.
Ray Rice, who has shown signs of being agitated about his reduced role in the offense, was conspicuously unavailable all week. He had 102 yards on 17 carries in the Chiefs game and hasn't had more than 20 carries in a game this season.
Cornerback Lardarius Webb was angry with a reporter for writing a story about comments he made earlier in the week about the Cowboys not being "America's Team" and that it should instead be the New England Patriots or Green Bay Packers.
Linebacker Ray Lewis, 37, came under fire for being slow and unable to shed blocks even though he leads the Ravens with 43 tackles. Defensive coordinator Dean Pees rose vigoriously to his defense.
And the usually low key Cary Williams, a cornerback who was targeted early in the season by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with great success, was testy even though he has bounced back.
Williams had a 63-yard interception return for a touchdown that proved to be the difference in a 23-16 win vs. the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 27, then had another interception vs. the Chiefs and a pass defense that led to another one for Webb in the same game.
"I'm just working hard, man. I haven't changed," said Williams. "It's one game. I can't allow one game to affect how I play. To a degree, I feel like saying, 'How many touchdowns have I given up?' I haven't. So I don't think I've been doing anything outside of what I've been doing.
"It's the NFL, sometime you're going to go against top-tier talent every week. Sometimes you're going to lose some. It is what it is."