NFL playoff scenarios entering Week 17
The NFL playoff picture heading into the final week of the regular season.
Scouting report for Ravens-Bengals game Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium
A win over the Bengals would give the Ravens a sweep of the season series and send them to the playoffs as the fifth seed and the first AFC wild-card team.
Ravens news, notes and opinions on potential playoff foes, Ryan Jensen's future and Jaylen Hill's injury
If the Ravens beat the Bengals on Sunday, they'll play the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs. But there are scenarios in which they could make it and face the Jaguars, too.
Mike Preston: Ravens need to gear up rushing attack for run into postseason
Top teams in the AFC can't stop the run, so the Ravens should attempt to punish them with a ground-and-pound attack.
Ravens' Harbaugh hopes time change doesn't deter fans as Bengals pose threat to playoff spot
The NFL moved Ravens-Bengals to a 4:25 p.m. kickoff Sunday so that all of the AFC wild-card hopefuls will be playing at the same time.
Bengals-Ravens, other games with AFC wild-card implications, moved to 4:25 p.m.
Can't wait for the Ravens game Sunday? Well, you'll have to wait even longer; it's been moved back three-plus hours.
Ravens eager for finale as playoff hopes strengthen with Sunday losses by Titans, Bills
The Ravens are in the playoffs with a win over the Bengals on Sunday, or season-finale losses by either the Titans or Bills.
Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 23-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts
The Ravens survived a tense game against the Indianapolis Colts, but they can't afford to make so many mistakes going forward.
North Dakota State’s run to FCS title game draws interest from pair of Ravens
Special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg and practice squad running back John Crockett have a rooting interest in the Bison's game against James Madison for the FCS championship on Jan. 6.
With Maclin ailing, Ravens badly need young receivers to grow up fast and make impact
The onus falls on Chris Moore, Breshad Perriman and Michael Campanaro to step up in place of Maclin.
Ravens' Koch diplomatic about missing Pro Bowl but says Tucker's omission is 'absurd'
The Ravens believe they have the league's best kicking tandem, but neither Justin Tucker nor Sam Koch is going to the Pro Bowl.
Consolation prize for Ravens punter Sam Koch is second AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award
Sam Koch of the Ravens became the first AFC punter to earn the weekly honor twice in a single year since the Buffalo Bills’ Brian Moorman in 2006.
Ravens news, notes and opinions on the playoffs, Pro Bowl snubs and the 2018 schedule
That they get to play the first game of the week on Saturday gives the Ravens an opportunity to put pressure on the other wild-card contenders.
Suggs, Mosley and Weddle selected to represent Ravens in Pro Bowl; Tucker named an alternate
The team is represented by at least three players for the 12th consecutive year.
Ravens DE Carl Davis (shoulder) says he intends to play Saturday vs. Colts
The starter has no plans to sit out while the team is jockeying for one of two AFC wild cards.
Preston: Old-school Jaguars will be the toughest out in the AFC
The Ravens will be better off if they can avoid being pitted against Jacksonville early in the postseason.
Ravens players, coaches were all-in for Patriots-Steelers game on team plane
Coach John Harbaugh on watching the game on the flight home: “It was like being in your man cave with all your best friends.”
While others focus on playoff scenarios, Ravens only care about beating Colts
The Ravens need two wins to get to the NFL playoffs and that's all they are worried about as they prepare for Saturday's game against Indianapolis.
Ravens are among four teams who are still in decent position for the two AFC wild-card spots
Three AFC wild-card hopefuls are 8-6. One is 7-7.
Four takeaways help Ravens put away winless Browns, 27-10, stay on pace in AFC wild-card race
The Ravens get a defensive touchdown in the third quarter to essentially put the Browns away.
Schmuck: Ravens' road to the playoffs might not be as smooth as it looks
The Ravens play three very winnable games to close out the season, but it has been tough to predict how anybody will play in the NFL this season, especially the Ravens.
Ravens news, notes and opinions on playoff scenarios, Jeremy Maclin and pass coverage
There has been some confusion about where the Ravens and Buffalo Bills stand, but what matters is, if both teams win out, the Ravens would win the tiebreaker.
Preston: Ravens need to raise game against top opponents to make up for lack of playmakers
The Ravens don't have a Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger or Antonio Brown. So they need to be at their best when they face those types of talents.
Preston: Ravens still can't stop the elite quarterbacks in the AFC
The Steelers repeatedly exposed the Ravens' weaknesses on defense and exploited them when they needed the game-winning field goal, according to Mike Preston.
Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 39-38 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers
The Ravens are still in solid playoff position after a dramatic loss in Pittsburgh, but their struggles against top quarterbacks are cause for concern.
Schmuck: Steelers might look vulnerable, but Ravens need to raise their game again to win
The Ravens are coming off their best game of the season, but they need to find another gear to to beat the first-place Steelers.
Ravens, Steelers say rivalry built as much on respect as hatred
In contrast to the increasingly nasty feud between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, Ravens and Steelers players say their mutual distaste is anchored in respect.
Scouting report for Ravens-Steelers game Sunday at Heinz Field
The Steelers beat the Ravens, 26-9, when the teams met Oct. 1 at M&T Bank Stadium, but the Ravens are now the healthier and fresher team.
Ravens skip past Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s comments about looking forward to Patriots game
Quarterback Joe Flacco and cornerback Brandon Carr said they’re more concerned with getting a win Sunday.
Ravens safety Eric Weddle receives first career AFC Defensive Player of the Week honor
The 11-year free safety had never been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week – until now.
Steelers solid favorites over Ravens in 'Sunday Night Football' showdown
Las Vegas doesn't like the Ravens' chances of ending the Steelers' seven-game winning streak.
Ravens news, notes and opinions on loss of J. Smith, what's next, unheralded offensive line
The loss of the standout cornerback obviously hurts the Ravens, but it could affect the team next year, too.
Offense puts together best outing of season, leads Ravens to key victory over Lions, 44-20
Joe Flacco throws two first-half touchdown passes, and the Ravens strengthen their grip on the second AFC wild-card spot.
Three stats that stand out ahead of Sunday's Ravens-Lions game
The Ravens are a perfect 2-0 against the Detroit Lions, who last won a game in this series in 2005.
Special teams a huge part of Ravens' return to playoff contention
The special teams unit's ability to produce in categories such as returns, field goals, and punts has been pivotal in the Ravens' overall success this season.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November
Tucker has made 23 of 26 field-goal attempts this season, including all eight of his attempts in November.
Ravens punter Sam Koch named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
It is the second time in the punter’s career and first since 2008 that he has earned the honor.
Five Things We Learned from the Ravens’ 23-16 win over the Houston Texans
It's a good week to admire Terrell Suggs and the Ravens made clever in-game adjustments, but the team still failed to inspire confidence with its latest victory.
Ravens WR Michael Campanaro a surprise inactive for Monday night vs. Texans
The Ravens' Michael Campanaro, the AFC leader in punt return average, is a healthy scratch for Monday night’s game against Houston. WR Breshad Perriman returns to the lineup.
Three stats that stand out ahead of tonight's Ravens-Texans game
The Ravens’ 6-2 overall record against the Houston Texans includes a 3-0 mark at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
After getting little wild-card help, Ravens need to win tonight to stay in playoff position
The pressure is on the Ravens after most other AFC contenders get the job done in Week 12.
Ravens put themselves into playoff position; now, they have to show some consistency
As they prepare for a "Monday Night Football" game against the Houston Texans, the Ravens haven't won back-to-back games since weeks 1 and 2.
Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 23-0 win over the Green Bay Packers
The Ravens played dominant defense but again struggled to find offensive consistency in a crucial win in Green Bay.
Ravens news, notes and opinions on wild-card competition and compensatory picks
The Ravens might not look like a playoff team, but who among the AFC wild-card contenders does?
Ravens return from bye as healthy as they've been all season as they prepare for Packers
It's not impossible that when the Ravens take the practice field Tuesday, they'll have all 53 of their roster players participating in some fashion.
Mike Preston: Ravens need improvements in several areas to make run for postseason
The next two games are extremely important against the Packers (5-4) in Green Bay on Sunday, and then a Monday night contest in Baltimore versus the Houston Texans (3-6) on Nov. 27.
NFL Week 10: Steelers edge Colts on last-second field goal; Patriots rout Broncos
Ben Roethlisberger's 32-yard completion to Antonio Brown with 35 seconds set up a 33-yard field goal from Chris Boswell as time expired.
Ravens may not look like a playoff team, but record, schedule suggest they're in the mix
The Baltimore Ravens fit in well with the mass of mediocrity that has taken over the AFC wild-card race.
Ravens can't overcome mistakes, another poor offensive performance in 23-20 loss to Titans
Two interceptions by Joe Flacco and key second-down penalties have the Ravens limping into their bye week with a 4-5 record.
Scouting report for Ravens-Titans game Sunday at Nissan Stadium
Both AFC playoff hopefuls are trying to find some consistency and make a postseason push in the second half of the season.