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Another big game for Ravens fans: Tennessee-Houston

Yesterday, we discussed other games on Sunday that could affect the Ravens, mostly involving AFC East teams that are competing for the second wild card spot. But in the battle for the AFC North, even with a victory over Pittsburgh the Ravens could use some help in avoiding a possible tie-breaker matchup with the Steelers.

From that point of view, the Ravens would like to have the Tennessee Titans (12-1) still playing for the home field in the playoffs when the Titans and Steelers meet in Tennessee in Game 15. And that becomes the case if the Texans can knock off the Titans at Houston's Reliant Stadium on Sunday. Assuming a Baltimore victory and a Tennessee loss, the Titans would be 12-2 and the Steelers and Ravens both 10-4. The Titans would have to be concerned that a loss to the Steelers coupled with a Tennessee loss to Indianapolis in Game 16 could push the Steelers to the AFC's No. 1 seed because Pittsburgh (assuming it wins the final game against Cleveland) would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.

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The bottom line is that Ravens fans want Tennessee fighting for something when the Titans play the Steelers and that starts with a Texans' win.

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