Five things that the Ravens need in order to make the playoffs
The Ravens have lost three straight games to reach the midway point of their season with a 3-5 record that puts them 12th among the 16 teams in the AFC. The offense has been out of sync from the start, the defense has not been good enough, and the special teams unit has made a variety of mistakes. Things look bleak, but the Ravens still have hope. In this week's Five for Friday, Baltimore Sun reporter Matt Vensel identifies five things that have to happen over the next eight weeks for the Ravens to make the playoffs.