Seeking safety outside pocket

The Baltimore Sun

Trent Green has heard the criticism that the NFL goes too far to protect its quarterbacks. His response?

The league needs to go a little further.

Ravens@Chiefs

Sunday, 1 p.m., Ch. 13, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Chiefs by 3

Playoff scenario

In a revised scenario released by the NFL, the Ravens can clinch a playoff berth Sunday but will need help.

In addition to winning at Kansas City, the Ravens need three teams - the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Denver Broncos - to lose. The Ravens would clinch as a result of a strength-of-victory tiebreaker over the Jets.

Two of those three teams - the Bengals and the Jets - are favored to win Sunday. The Broncos, who play at San Diego, are the only underdog.

The Ravens cannot win the AFC North on Sunday.

If the Ravens were able to secure a playoff berth in Week 14, it would mark the earliest clinching in team history. The only time the Ravens secured a playoff spot before the last week of the regular season was in 2000, when they clinched the team's first postseason berth in Week 15.

JAMISON HENSLEY

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