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Ravens news, notes and opinions on wild-card competition and compensatory picks

Ravens news, notes and opinions on wild-card competition and compensatory picks

When the Ravens walked off the field after their Nov. 5 loss to the Tennessee Titans, their fifth defeat in seven games dropping them to 4-5, an NFL playoff appearance seemed like a pipe dream.

Ten days later, they are being hailed by many pundits as the odds-on favorite for the sixth and final AFC playoff spot. As the Ravens were enjoying their bye week, the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets lost. The Ravens will head into Sunday’s matchup with the Green Bay Packers as the AFC’s seventh seed (the top six make the playoffs).

Their offense has been among the league’s worst and they’ve only occasionally through their first nine games of the season looked like a...

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