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Path to the playoffs: Which Week 15 games can help or hurt the Ravens?

Path to the playoffs: Which Week 15 games can help or hurt the Ravens?

Four days after the Kansas City Chiefs secured a playoff spot with their win over the Ravens, the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday became the second AFC team to clinch — with their win over the Chiefs.

Because life is far from fair, the hypercompetitive AFC West will send one of those teams on the road for a wild-card playoff game next month. This weekend’s schedule will help decide which four other AFC teams will join them in the postseason.

It is not a make-or-break Sunday for the Ravens and the AFC’s three other 7-6 teams, whose conference records — a crucial...

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