The Ravens have been rolling all season, clicking on both offense and defense to become nearly unstoppable.
Rice has officially attained his third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season and has accounted for 12 offensive touchdowns thus far this year. Lewis has been a disruptive force all over the field and has helped to keep his team in the top three in the league for overall defense.
The AFC has proved to be the more competitive of the two conferences this season with four teams currently locked up in a tie with 10-3 records. Of those teams, only the Houston Texans have clinched an actual playoff berth; with a win on Sunday, however, the Ravens will lock up a playoff spot of their very own.
Meanwhile, the San Diego Chargers have not had the season that fans were hoping to see. After dropping six games in a row between Week 7 and Week 12, it seems that the Chargers are following their traditional path of heating up late in the season.Philip Rivers has continued to facilitate a high-octane offensive show each week, but injury and poor defensive play have hamstrung the team when it mattered the most.
The Chargers seem to be back on the same page as a team, but given that there are just three games left in the season, this might be a case of too little effort too late in the season. In the competitive AFC, there is little hope that San Diego will be able to sneak into the playoffs, even if they win out.
Stay tuned for live analysis on these topics and more as the Ravens and Chargers battle it out on Sunday Night Football.