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With its struggles increasing, winning the division will be a tough task for Baltimore.
Current record: 9-5
Remaining schedule: Week 16 – New York Giants, Week 17 – at Cincinnati Bengals
Outlook: After losing its third straight game on Sunday, Baltimore’s season is spiraling downhill fast. Injuries have taken a toll on the Ravens defense with four starters missing Sunday’s game against Denver.
Despite the mounting losses, Baltimore was still able to clinch a playoff berth this week. A first-round bye for Baltimore is non-existent, so the next best thing for this team is winning the AFC North.
Baltimore can clinch a division title this weekend with a win against the Giants and a Cincinnati loss, since they will win the division even if they lose to Cincinnati the following week.
However, Baltimore’s downfall over the past three weeks increases the probability that its matchup against Cincinnati will be for the AFC North title.