ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WJZ) — The Ravens playoff run is the continuation of their “COVID-comeback”.

The team was hit hard Thanksgiving week. More than 20 players were in quarantine as the Ravens lost their third straight game.

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But, their COVID recovery followed, and they haven’t lost since.

CLEVELAND, OHIO – DECEMBER 14: Mark Andrews #89 of the Baltimore Ravens brushes away a tackle attempt by Andrew Sendejo #23 of the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter in the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 14, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Owings Mills facility was closed, players were stuck at home having to work out on their own and several starters were unavailable to play.

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Their only interaction was the internet, but the Ravens came out of it together, healthier in mind and body, winners of their last six.

“We have done a great job of staying close …and I’m excited,” Ravens tight end Mark Andrews said.

In addition to the impact of the pandemic, there are injuries, like the loss of All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley mid-way through the season.

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The Ravens have overcome plenty. Most successful teams have stories to tell about rallying from adversity, as was the case the last time they won a Super Bowl.

CBS Baltimore Staff