Fans were calling radio stations all over Maryland, inquiring about which college prospects the Ravens should draft with their all but assured top five pick in April, and which free-agents the club should sign in March using their abundance of cap space.
Hey, coming off of a 25-0 blanking at the hands of
Now, three weeks into the present, it wouldn't be a stretch at all to mention the terms playoffs and Ravens in the same sentence, especially today, when the black birds are coming off of a huge home win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. How about the NFL, huh? Don't you just love this parity packed league?
With so much equality, virtually every team in the NFL besides
Parity is definitely what's keeping Baltimore in the thick of the AFC playoff picture, as it seems like there are ten different teams legitimately vying for a place in the postseason. With the NFL realigning their divisions in each conference, all of these teams are clawing and scratching at each other at a fevered pitch, considering there are only two wildcard spots up for grabs.
The funny thing is; the Ravens really don't seem to have any chance to land in the big dance as a wildcard team, as they have the past two seasons. There is no question that barring a collapse, the Raiders, Chargers or Broncos will grab both wildcard berths, with one of the three teams winning the AFC West.
However, the Ravens can win the AFC North, which is the bizarro version of the AFC West division. In the North, up is down, good is bad and teams with 3-3 records are in first place. Go figure.
Let's say for a minute, while we are jumping ahead of ourselves, that the Ravens can somehow eek out a victory against
Well, the rest of the schedule certainly starts to shape up quite nicely for the Ravens the rest of the way. After traveling to
In fact, the Ravens have two more games left against