The only thing that matters to the Ravens (10-6) is that they'll get another opportunity to overcome their struggles Saturday night, when they face the third-seeded and AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) at Heinz Field in the AFC wild-card round.
The Ravens can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Browns plus a Bengals loss, or a Ravens win plus the San Diego Chargers losing or tying the Kansas City Chiefs or a Ravens tie plus a Chargers loss.
When the Baltimore Ravens visit Houston on Sunday, the Texans will rely heavily on running back Arian Foster, who has run for over 100 yards in seven of 11 games this season and averages 102.5 yards per game.
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith on Wednesday faintly praised Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for not hitting him as hard as he could while Smith stood prone with a possible concussion after an interception on Sunday, but not before echoing a widely-held NFL sentiment that Burfict is a dirty player.
Ravens veteran tight end Owen Daniels underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after his injury didn't improve this week and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to coach John Harbaugh
Should the Browns commit to Brian Hoyer as their long-term starter with a lucrative contract? Should they explore trade scenarios for rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel if they don't foresee him as the face of their franchise?
Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal spoke publicly about his fractured wrist for the first time Tuesday, a few hours before the team announced that it had exercised the fourth-year option on his contract.
The Baltimore Ravens said Tuesday that the team gave up its investigation into the Ray Rice assault incident after just a few weeks, while the National Football League explained its own fruitless efforts to obtain the surveillance video of the player punching his then-fiancee.
The 32-year-old doesn't intend to retire at this time and has been engaging in what he calls "Organized Vonta Activities" as he continues to run and lift weights each day to remain ready in case a team calls him.