It may sound like my glass is half-empty, but this was a huge win and I honestly couldn't be happier. Standings don't get an asterisk because the Steelers were without Big Ben, and winning by three looks as good as winning by 35 when they're deciding who wins the AFC North, and the Ravens are in a commanding spot to do just that. With eight wins against two losses, the second best record in the AFC, Baltimore is not just a lock to make the playoffs; it would take a monumental collapse for them to lose the division. They're up two games on the Roethlisbergerless Steelers, with only six games to go. (BTW, if you're ever in Pittsburgh, don't buy the Roethlisberger cookies. They are only sold in bar bathrooms and, while deliciously fudgy, they'll go straight to your hips or any part of you normally covered by a bathing suit.) If they can hold on, they'll likely get at least one home playoff game, and the Ravens have one of the best home-field records in the NFL over the last decade and have won 16 straight at M&T. Expect the Ravens to make another deep run in the playoffs, and if the defense can hang together like it did against Pittsburgh, they might be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy again come February.