Sunday’s victory, Ravens was right in the playoff, but they must continue to win.
The Ravens (8-6) may need to win their last two matches to make the off season. They can finish 10-6 by winning their final road game Saturday against Los Angeles Chargers, and by winning December 30 at home against Cleveland Browns.
At 10-6 the Ravens would almost be guaranteed at least one wild card slot. They would also win AFC North at 10-6 if Steelers lost one of their last two games.
Baltimore could only miss the 10-6 playoff if Colts claims AFC South Crown and Steelers wins AFC North. Houston Texans (10-4) would have to lose their last two matches, and Colts would have to win his last two matches. In the unlikely scenario, the Texans would be the sixth seed of 1
0-6, winning the tiebrewer over Ravens.
A 9-7 finish will probably not get the Ravens in the playoffs.
The Steelers (8 -5-1) won a big game Sunday against New England Patriots to stop ½ game in front of Ravens in AFC North. If Ravens ends 9-7, Steelers only needs a victory in their last two matches to win AFC North. The Steelers have a tough Sunday Road Tour against New Orleans Saints (11-2), but Pittsburgh closes his season home against Cincinnati Bengals (6-8).