The Cincinnati Bengals had an unexpectedly successful season with an AFC North crown and a trip to the playoffs. Now, they’re facing off with a San Diego Chargers team they beat just a few weeks ago, but they may be facing them without a number of players.
If you ask many people around the NFL to give you a prediction for this weekend’s San Diego-Cincinnati AFC Wild Card game, most folks would lean towards the Bengals.
Every week Mike grades the Ravens performance, and here are his grades for the Ravens season ending loss to the Bengals 34-17.
The Ravens face a pivotal Week 17 matchup against their division foe in the Cincinnati Bengals. But with star players dealing with nagging injuries, they may be playing shorthanded on Sunday.
The Ravens took a huge hit to their playoffs aspirations on Sunday when they lost to New England. Now Baltimore will face off against the newly crowned division champs in a game that they must win in order to continue their season. It’s truly win or go home for the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens may not make the playoffs in 2013. After losing to the Patriots on Sunday, Baltimore no longer controls their destiny. They’ll need some help to get in to the playoffs. But they also need to win to have any kind of shot.
It was embarrassing. It was ugly. It hurt them in the standings. And most of all, it was unexpected.
Man, was it a surprising week-end in the NFL, and it looks like the Ravens need to sweep to get in the playoffs.
The Colts and Broncos have already secured a playoff spot, with others offered the chance this weekend if all breaks right. The question is, which team will win the AFC Championship this year?
Before anyone else wants to tell me how wrong I am, wait. Wait for the next three weeks to play out. There is more left to prove for the 2013 Ravens.
The Ravens have swept their 3 home games in a row, now they face 3 division leaders in their final 3 games of the season for their playoff push.
Is it time to hand out some credit? Maybe even eat some crow? Not exactly yet, but let’s recognize what the Ravens have accomplished to get to this point.