It’s amazing to say, given that they last won a game on Oct. 14, but the Ravens remain in the thick of the AFC wild-card race, one game back of the leaders for a sixth and final playoff berth. They have significant problems to sort out in-house, but the same could be said for the other mediocrities in this bustle of would-be contenders.
So here’s a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Ravens’ competitors (not counting the Los Angeles Chargers, who hold a two-game lead for the first wild-card spot) as the NFL turns toward its stretch run:
Cincinnati Bengals (5-4, 1-0 vs. Ravens)
The Bengals, next up at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, bear little resemblance to...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) stands over Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) after he was sacked by Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) during the first half at Ford Field in Detroit.