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Courtney Upshaw
Pivotal game for Ravens follows short week, Thanksgiving holiday

The Ravens are trying to maintain their normal schedule of preparation even though they're dealing with a short week along with the Thanksgiving holiday in advance of Sunday's pivotal home game. Before the Ravens (7-4) play the San Diego Chargers (7-4) at M&T Bank Stadium in a game with major playoff implications, they'll do so after arriving home before dawn Tuesday morning following an emotional Monday night victory over the New Orleans Saints. For a team that grew accustomed to managing potential distractions during a September dominated by Ray Rice headlines, they say this week shouldn't affect them. "Since the beginning of the season, all the adversity...