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Usually at this point of the season the Ravens are fighting for position and style points as they prepare to head into the postseason.

This year, all that is left is pride.

The Ravens (4-8) are a shell of the team that started the regular season, a team riddled with injuries and hurt by big plays and penalties. Most of all, the Ravens have lacked playmakers.

They had a small chance to climb back into the postseason picture during their past five games against the San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins, but they could win just three.

The 15-13 loss to Miami last week pretty much ended all playoff aspirations because the Ravens have the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals left on the schedule. All four are serious playoff contenders.

In the past there was always debate about a "win is a win," because if the Ravens looked good it meant they were gathering momentum heading into the playoffs. But now there is no debate. Any win is a good win, ugly or not.

But before we go into the final stretch, it's report card time for the third quarter. Click the pictures at the top to read on.

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