The Baltimore Ravens are having a rollercoaster season, with their division standings constantly shifting. As fans hold their breath and hope for the playoffs, it’s time to break down what the team needs to do in order to secure their spot in the postseason. From analyzing past performances to predicting future matchups, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of how the Ravens can stay alive in this intense race. Get ready to put on your game face and join us as we explore what it takes for these birds to fly high once again!
- How the Baltimore Ravens are Ranked in the NFL
- The Ravens’ Playoff Chances
- What It Means for Their Division Standing
- What They Need to Do to Make the Playoffs
How the Baltimore Ravens are Ranked in the NFL
The Baltimore Ravens are currently in third place in the AFC North division with a record of 5-2. This puts them in a good position to make the playoffs, but they still have some work to do. Here is a look at how the Ravens rank in the NFL according to their division standings:
1) New England Patriots (13-0)
2) Kansas City Chiefs (11-1)
3) Baltimore Ravens (5-2)
4) Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3)
5) Cincinnati Bengals (4-4)
6) Cleveland Browns (3-6)
7) Houston Texans (2-7)
8) Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8)
The Ravens’ Playoff Chances
The Baltimore Ravens are currently in second place in the AFC North behind the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have a two game lead over the Cincinnati Bengals and could go ahead of them with a win this week against the Cleveland Browns. However, even if they lose to Cleveland, they would still hold the tie breaker over the Bengals and would be in first place with a victory over Pittsburgh.
If Baltimore wins both of their remaining games, they will clinch a playoff berth as long as they don’t lose to any other teams. However, if they lose either of their games, then they will need at least one other team to lose to for them to make it into the playoffs.
In order for Baltimore to have a good chance at making it into the playoffs, they will need some help from other teams. If none of their opponents can win then they will enter as wild card contenders but it is unlikely that any team outside of Baltimore can overtake them in the standings.
What It Means for Their Division Standing
The Baltimore Ravens are currently in third place in the AFC North with a 6-6 record. They have one game left in the season against the Cincinnati Bengals and need to win that game to secure a playoff berth. If they finish with a record of 7-5 or better, they will make the playoffs as the third seed in the AFC.
If they finish with a record of 8-4 or worse, they will be sent to the AFC Wild Card Game, where they would play either the Pittsburgh Steelers or Tennessee Titans. The winner of that game would then go on to face either the New England Patriots or Houston Texans in the Divisional Playoffs.
The Ravens’ division standings mean a lot for their playoff hopes this year. If they finish 3rd in their division, they are guaranteed at least a wild card spot (assuming no other team goes 8-4). If they finish 2nd in their division, they would likely travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers in the Wild Card Game (assuming both teams win out).
If they finish 1st in their division, it’s more likely thatthey would host New England in the Divisional Playoffs (unless another team also wins out). In any case, securing a wild card spot is still an important accomplishment for this Baltimore team heading into what is hopefully only its second playoff appearance since 2001.
What They Need to Do to Make the Playoffs
The Baltimore Ravens are currently in 3rd place in the AFC North with a 6-3 record. They need to win their remaining 2 games to clinch a playoff berth, but first they need to take care of business against the 4th place Cincinnati Bengals.
If Baltimore can beat the Bengals, they would then face either the Pittsburgh Steelers or New England Patriots in the playoffs. The Steelers are currently in first place in their division with a 7-1 record and the Patriots are in second with a 6-2 record.
If either of these teams were to lose, then Baltimore would have a good chance at making it into the playoffs as long as they win their final two games. IfBaltimore lost both of their final games, then they would be placed at 5-4 and out of contention for the playoffs.