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In the end, Ravens were given the easiest schedule

When the 2014 schedule was announced, it appeared the Ravens were unfortunate to face three straight AFC North rivals to open the season. But going into the final six weeks, they have the easiest schedule of any division opponent. In the NFL, any team can win on any day, but you have to like the team's chances of making the playoffs compared to Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, at least on the surface. Cleveland plays four of its six remaining games on the road, including the season finale here in Baltimore. The Browns also have to play Buffalo, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. The Bengals have the toughest schedule of the four teams. Not only do they have to face Cleveland on the...