Raven’s Secure Home Field Advantage
With the Ravens win against the Cleveland Browns 31-15 in week 16 they moved to 13-2, gaining there 11th consecutive win of the season. Their last loss was recorded in week 4 to the first matchup against the browns where the Ravens lost 40-25. The Ravens winning in the second matchup, have now secured the number one seed in the AFC. This will be the first time the Ravens have secured a number one seed and home field advantage for playoffs. With the win making the final game against the Steelers irrelevant to the Ravens season, Harbaugh announced he would rest key players to have an extra rest for their 12th playoff appearance in franchise history.
RGIII and Stout Defense Finish Week 17
With the Lamar Jackson and other starters sidelined, Robert Griffin III led the field against the Steelers to the Ravens 14th regular season win, a new franchise record. The Ravens dominated on the ground with 223 rushing yards on the day. And with the defense holding Devin Hodges to just 95 yards in the game, ultimately was too much for the win desperate team. The Steelers needed to win to obtain the last wild card spot in the AFC and could not obtain it as they fell to their rival 28-10.
Raven’s Need to Finish
The Ravens have had a historic season, accomplishing numerous feats. From breaking franchise records to historic player stats. However, as Jim Harbaugh mentioned, they haven’t gotten started yet. What good is a plethora of records if it doesn’t bring home a Lombardi trophy. The Ravens know they have a real chance and can’t slow down. Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon stated “we can’t relax”.
Going Throw Baltimore Jan 11th
The Ravens have earned a bye week and will now be watching patiently to the wild card round this weekend. They will be matched up with the lowest remaining seed that advances. So the lowest seed between the Texans/Titans/Bills. Whoever it is they’ll be trying to walk through one of the most notorious teams this season on January 11th at M&T Bank Stadium.
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