Michael Pittman

Game 15: Ravens find way in desert

Game 15: Ravens find way in desert

On a weekend when AFC playoff teams were riddled by upsets, the Ravens proved bulletproof in a desert ambush.

They survived a questionable replay reversal yesterday, got two huge turnovers by linebacker Jamie Sharper and just enough offense to squeeze past the gritty Arizona Cardinals, 13-7, before a sparse crowd of 37,452 at Sun Devil Stadium.When the smoke of Week 16 cleared, the Ravens (11-4) had assured themselves of no worse than a home game in the wild-card round. Beyond that, the scenario gets murky.

But if the Ravens beat the New York Jets next week at home, and the Tennessee Titans lose to the Dallas Cowboys the following Monday night, they would gain the No. 1 seed...