4. Walking tall

I doubt there are a lot of people in Baltimore lighting candles for banged-up Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this week, but it might be in the best interests of the Ravens that he play well enough to get past the Denver Broncos. Of course, that's only if the Texans hold serve, because the perfect AFC playoff scenario requires somebody to give the New England Patriots all they can handle in the divisional round. If the Bengals win, they go to New England and the Steelers come to Baltimore. Don't want that.

( Joe Robbins, Getty Images / November 13, 2011 )

I doubt there are a lot of people in Baltimore lighting candles for banged-up Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this week, but it might be in the best interests of the Ravens that he play well enough to get past the Denver Broncos. Of course, that's only if the Texans hold serve, because the perfect AFC playoff scenario requires somebody to give the New England Patriots all they can handle in the divisional round. If the Bengals win, they go to New England and the Steelers come to Baltimore. Don't want that.

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