In the next three weeks the Ravens will have the chance to show whether they are a serious playoff contender or just an average team playing out the regular season.
They should win the next three games, against the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals, who have a combined record of 8-31. But it isn’t just about winning. They have to improve on some of the problems that have hindered them throughout the 2017 season.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh was right when he said earlier this week that it isn’t about the opponents, it’s about the Ravens. In the NFL, any team can be as good or as bad as any other on any given week.