In a Monday morning appearance on ESPN, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs revealed that there was miscommunication on the sideline before Billy Cundiff missed a game-tying field goal attempt in the closing seconds of Sunday's 23-20 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game.
Remember when the Ravens traded down to select Sergio Kindle then Terrance Cody in the 2010 NFL Draft? The Kindle pick has been a big disappointment, but that trade benefited two teams in the NFL's final eight.
Can the Ravens overcome injuries and inconsistent play? The banged-up team will have to rise to the occasion against the Bengals in order to lock up a first-round bye and a home game in the second-round of the playoffs.
After briefly allowing control of the AFC North to slip out of their grasp, the Ravens can still clinch the division by winning out. The first of their final two games is against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday afternoon. Here are five storylines to watch as the Ravens and Browns spend their Christmas Eve at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Ravens just released their final injury report before Saturday's home game against the Cleveland Browns and there were no surprises. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin (knee) was already ruled out on Thursday. Kicker Billy Cundiff (calf) was listed as doubtful on Friday and defensive end Cory Redding (ankle) is questionable.
Thanks to a late touchdown pass by Dan Orlovsky, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Houston Texans, 19-16, on Thursday night, dealing another blow to one of the Ravens' challengers for a first-round bye in the AFC.