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AFC playoff reset: Here's how the Ravens can get in (and how they can be out of contention by Sunday night)

AFC playoff reset: Here's how the Ravens can get in (and how they can be out of contention by Sunday night)

Mathematically, there are four teams still chasing the Ravens for the AFC’s second wild-card spot. Realistically, there are only two.

The Cleveland Browns (6-7-1) need not only to win their next two games but also the Ravens to lose to the Los Angeles Chargers, the Miami Dolphins to lose at least one of their next two games, the Indianapolis Colts to lose their next game, and the Tennessee Titans to lose their next game. Oh, and then they’d need the Colts and Titans to tie in their Week 17 meeting. That’s … unlikely.

The Dolphins need another two wins as well. And if even one of the Ravens, Colts or...

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