With a 10-5 record and the AFC North title in tow, the Ravens are currently the No. 4 seed in the AFC postseason. A win against the Cincinnati Bengals and a New England Patriots loss to the Miami Dolphins Sunday, and the Ravens would leapfrog the Patriots for the No. 3 seed.
The difference in seeding could mean a divisional playoff game on either Jan. 5 or Jan. 6 against either the No. 5 seed Indianapolis Colts (10-5) or the No. 6 seed Bengals (9-6).
No Ravens player or coach will say which team he’d rather face, but NFL Network analyst Jamie Dukes said if he was a member of the Ravens, he would prefer Indianapolis over Cincinnati.
“You would take either one of those teams, but I would take the Colts,” said Dukes, a former Atlanta Falcons center. “Their offense isn’t near what’s happening in Denver or New England or even Houston. You definitely would want to go with an offense that’s choppy. Not that they’re bad, but they’re not what the other teams are.”