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Preston: Ravens need to raise game against top opponents to make up for lack of playmakers

Preston: Ravens need to raise game against top opponents to make up for lack of playmakers

The Ravens have met expectations so far during the 2017 season, but it is uncertain whether they have the coaching or play-making ability to reach the AFC championship game, much less the Super Bowl.

The Ravens lost a close game to one of the best teams in the conference, the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Sunday night, but they should win the final three games against the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals to claim a wild-card playoff spot.

Against Pittsburgh, the Ravens scored 38 points and allowed 39. If the final score were 27-24 or 21-17 you’d feel a bit more confident about their postseason chances. But the team’s defense was pummeled by the Steelers...

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