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Mike Preston: Ravens need to beat Jaguars, and other dispatches from London

Mike Preston: Ravens need to beat Jaguars, and other dispatches from London

It’s too early in the season to label the Ravens’ game here Sunday against Jacksonville as “must-win,” but they need the victory.

If, as expected, the Ravens beat the Jaguars, they would improve to 3-0 with a home game against the Steelers next Sunday. They then travel to Oakland to face the Raiders the following week.

Those will be tough games and if the Ravens win Sunday, and split with Pittsburgh and Oakland, that still puts them in pretty good shape.

The Ravens don’t like to talk about future games and they stay with the “one game at a time philosophy,” but the coaching staff and front office know the importance of Sunday’s game against Jacksonville, one of the...