The Baltimore Ravens have seen a promising start to the season completely erased, as a three-game losing streak has them sitting at 4-5 now heading into Week 10.
Rapoport said that "pressure is mounting inside the organization on Harbaugh," and that "wins need to come or changes will be made." So yes, the pressure is absolutely on the Super Bowl 47 champion head coach to fix this fast.
But after the Ravens' 23-16 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Harbaugh showed no concerns about his job when talking to reporters.
"I've never been somebody that ever worried about keeping a job. It's always been, for me, dealing with a job," Harbaugh said, via ESPN's Jamison Hensley. "I feel really good about the way this team has been coached for the last years and for the last number of weeks we've been in this season. No regrets. Never been any regrets here with me. We'll keep fighting."
When Harbaugh came on as head coach of the Ravens in 2008, the organization saw a massive turnaround. They made the postseason every year from 2008 to 2012, reaching three AFC Championship Games. Harbaugh and the Ravens won Super Bowl 47 over t he San Francisco 49ers, and it felt like the start of something special for this group.
But the Ravens have only made the playoffs once in the last five years now. In the last two seasons, a postseason berth was in their hands - only to be squandered in Weeks 16 and 17 of the 2016 and 2017 campaigns, respectively.
The good news for the Ravens is that the final wild card spot in the AFC is still up for grabs. The Cincinnati Bengals hold it with a 5-3 record, but Baltimore will host them in Week 11. That gives them a chance to catch up to their AFC North rivals and re-enter the playoff race.
The Ravens own one of the NFL's top defensive units, but it's been gashed in each of the last three weeks now. If this group doesn't find its early season swagger again, it could cost them a playoff spot - and Harbaugh's job.