BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The 2020 regular NFL season is nearing its end, and the Baltimore Ravens have yet to secure a spot in the playoffs. As the final weekend approaches, the Ravens control their own destiny when it comes to clinching a wildcard spot in the playoffs in Week 17.
The Ravens took down the New York Giants 27-13 on Sunday in their fourth consecutive win. It’s been an up-and-down season for the Ravens, who started strong before battling a COVID-19 outbreak that left star players on the sidelines and led the NFL to fine the team $250,000.READ MORE: 7 Shot, Including 4 Teenagers, In West Baltimore Friday Night
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There are still multiple ways Lamar Jackson and crew can return to the playoffs this year, and it all hinges on next weekend when the Ravens (10-5) take on the Cincinnati Bengals.READ MORE: ‘We Want To Prevent This From Happening Again’ Witnesses Describe Deadly Collision Between Fire Truck And Dirt Bike Rider In Baltimore As Advocates Call For Solutions
Will the team repeat its dominant 27-3 win over Cincinnati from Week 5? It remains to be seen.
Here’s a breakdown of the scenarios in which the Ravens could end up in the post-season:
- Ravens beat Bengals
- Cleveland Browns (10-5) lose
- Indianapolis Colts (10-5) lose
- Ravens tie and Miami Dolphins (10-5) lose
- Ravens tie and Titans (10-5) lose
- Ravens tie and Browns tie
- Ravens tie and Colts tie
Three teams, the Buffalo Bills, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the reigning Super Bowl-champion Kansas City Chiefs, have clinched playoff spots.MORE NEWS: 'It's Ridiculous': Drivers React To Increase In Gas Prices
The Ravens play the Bengals Sunday at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati. Watch the game on WJZ.