With the Dolphins loss to the Titans on “Monday Evening Soccer,” the Ravens (10-3) now have full management of the AFC’s No. 1 seed. Nevertheless, right here is why they may nonetheless lose it by the top of the common season.
All 4 of Baltimore’s remaining opponents have successful information (8-5 Jacksonville Jaguars, 10-3 San Francisco 49ers, 9-4 Miami Dolphins and 7-6 Pittsburgh Steelers) and could be within the playoffs in the event that they had been to start out right now.
That does not imply the Ravens are going to lose the remainder of their video games, however the truth is that they have one of many hardest remaining schedules within the league, and the remainder of these within the AFC who’re attempting to get the No. 1 seed are certainly attempting to take benefit.
Baltimore has already seen a number of accidents to its secondary this season, and now former first-round security Kyle Hamilton’s standing is in query after struggling a sprained MCL in Week 14. He’s thought-about “week-to-week” and can go away the protection weak on the again finish if he misses any time.
Then the staff has arguably its hardest matchup of the yr towards the 49ers, who’re the favorites to win all of it this yr. San Francisco appears almost unstoppable as of late with the third best offense and best defense by way of factors per sport.
Following the Ravens’ highway journey on Christmas day, they host the Dolphins on New Yr’s Eve. Miami will threaten Baltimore’s protection once more with the best offense within the league. Nevertheless, if anybody is constructed to win a shootout towards the Dolphins, it is the Ravens, though it will not be simple.
Baltimore then ends the common season with a house sport towards the Steelers. Some might rapidly chalk this one within the win column, however Pittsburgh has owned the rivalry as of late, successful six of the final seven conferences.
Nonetheless, the Ravens have established themselves as probably the greatest groups within the NFL this season. The trail to proudly owning the No. 1 seed is clearly not a simple one, however followers ought to discover consolation that in the event that they do personal it by season’s finish, this might lastly be the yr they get again to the Tremendous Bowl.