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Second-year cornerback Maurice Canady fought off Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton to break up a fourth-down pass with less than two minutes remaining. The Ravens defense got the huge stop it needed after faltering in Week 16, on Christmas, a year ago.

When Ravens cornerback Maurice Canady lined up for the game-deciding fourth-down play, he looked across the line of Customized Minnesota Twins Jersey scrimmage and saw Pro Bowl wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.

He knew immediately; the ball was coming at him.

“It would be dumb for them to Men’s Authentic Custom New York Mets Alternate Home Royal Blue MLB Jersey Cheap  throw it anywhere else,” Canady said. “He’s a great player; everybody knows he’s a great player.”

Canady fought off Hilton and broke up the pass, then took off sprinting the entire length of the field in celebration with his teammates trailing.

Canady’s play and the defense’s red-zone stop preserved the Ravens’ 23-16 win and kept Baltimore in the driver’s seat for a wild-card playoff berth. It’s the biggest play of Canady’s young career thus far, and perhaps the Ravens’ bigge custom mlb jersey st defensive play of the season.

Baltimore’s defense didn’t get much pressure on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett for most of the day, despite the Colts leading the league in sacks allowed entering the game. Veteran running back Frank Gore found some room on the ground and Hilton posted six catches for 100 yards.

The Colts entered the game with the league’s 31st-ranked offense, averaging 286 yards per game. They had 296 yards against the Ravens. But Baltimore’s ferocious unit, which leads the NFL in takeaways, likely expected better and didn’t get a single turnover (though it had a few chances).

“It wasn’t our best game on defense,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “But we got it done when we needed to the most.”

The Ravens were in a somewhat similar situation a year ago. On Christmas Day, the Pittsburgh Steelers marched down the field for the game-winning drive, capped by Antonio Brown’s “Immaculate Extension” that knocked the Ravens out of the playoffs.

Saturday’s stakes w Custom Twins Jersey eren’t quite so high this year, although a loss would have left Baltimore needing help in the final week to get into the postseason. A Colts win would have been more shocking too, considering they have just three wins this season.

Regardless, the fact that the defense came through with the stop that it needed in this year’s situation, especially after feeling a familiar sting i Men’s Authentic Personalized New York Mets Home White Stitched Baseball Jersey n a late loss in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, wasn’t lost on the Ravens locker room.

“It’s big. We’ve talked about it since the first day of offseason workouts. We need to finish,” safety Eric Weddle said. “We need to be a defense that, when the game is on the line, we need to be new york mets custom jersey  out there and be the team to win the game.”

It wasn’t just Canady. After a Sam Koch punt was blocked, the Colts had the ball at the Ravens’ 27-yard line with plenty of time to tie (or win). Three plays later, Indianapolis was on the 10-yard line, facing a second-and-3 situation.

That’s when the defense rose up. Linebacker C.J. Mosley and company stuffed Gore for a 3-yard loss. Then defensive end Willie Henry and outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith brought down Brissett for a sack and loss of 4 yards.

Facing a fourth-and-10, the Colts had to pass and Canady was ready. There was contact at the top of the route, but it went both ways. Hilton pushed Canady in the back and Canady fought back.

“As he breaks, you can probably see him try to nudge me a little bit, so as soon as I felt that nudge Men’s Authentic Custom Minnesota Twins Road Gray Stitched Baseball Jersey , I knew the ball was on the way,” Canady said. “I just found the ball and made the play.”

Canady downplayed what the breakup means for him in what has been a challenging start to his career. The sixth-round pick out of Virginia was placed on injured reserve (IR) after four games last year. He injured his knee in training camp this season, putting him on the shelf for the first half of the year.

Canady was brought back off IR, using one of the Ravens’ two designations, in order to make plays like he did Saturday night.

“What a testament to his work ethic custom Mets jersey and patiently waiting his time,” Weddle said. “With the game on the line, against one of the best receivers in the league, he had really tight coverage and played his technique and fundamentals.

Ravens Survive Colt custom Mets jersey s Scare, Maintain Good Playoff Position

The Colts gave the Ravens a run on a rain-soaked night at M&T Bank Stadium, but Baltimore was reminded that it doesn’t matter how it looks if it stays in control of its playoff destiny.

It doesn’t matter how the wins look, especially at this point of the season.

The Ravens reminded themselves of that fact after Saturday’s 23-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on a rain-soaked evening at M&T Bank Stadium. The victory certainly had its share of Customized Minnesota Twins Jersey nervous moments, but the Ravens leaned on their offense for another quality performance to maintain control of their playoff destiny and improve to 9-6 on the se Men’s Authentic Personalized New York Mets Home White Stitched Baseball Jersey ason.

“We would have liked to play the perfect game, but it didn’t happen that way,” veteran leader Terrell Suggs said. “We played good enough to win. That’s all that counts in December football – wins and losses. But we won and we put ourselves in a very fortunate situation.”

The Colts  Custom Twins Jersey (3-12) came into the game with injuries to several key players and no shot at the postseason, but they played hard to the end. They rallied late into the fourth quarter and had a chance to potentially take a go-ahead lead on their final possession after a blocked punt.

The game wasn’t in hand until second-year cornerback Maurice Canady batted down a fourth-down pass deep in Baltimore territory with less than two minutes remaining.

“It wasn’t our best game on defense, but we got it done when we needed to the most,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “That’s the thing – it’s a win. It counts as the same number of wins if you win by a blowout. It doesn’t matter. You have to find a way to win at the end in this league.”

Baltimore’s defense had some worrisome moments and allowed the Colts to march down the field on long scoring drives. They struggled to slow down veteran running back Frank Gore, who rushed for 68 yards on 17 carries, and receiver T.Y. Hilton also racked up 100 receiving yards. Pro Bowlers Eric Weddle and C.J. Mosley also dropped critical interceptions in the fourth quarter.

Indianapolis only found the end zone once, but veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri booted three field goals.

As the defense struggled, the Ravens leaned on their surging offense.

Quarterback Joe Flacco played his fourth-straight impressive game, completing 29-of-38 passes for 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He orchestrated five long drives of at least 10 plays in difficult weather conditions, and the offense showed again that it’s capable of carrying the team when the defense falters.

“It was still a big team victory,” Flacco said. “They’re not always pretty and I think these are good tests for later.”

Flacco and several key players stressed the value of winning a close game. All of Baltimore’s previous wins had actually come in fairly dominant fashion – they had outscored opponents 231-71 in their previous eight wins – but they had to win a tight game Saturday.

“These really test the character of the football team and you can really find out a lot about what you have,” Flacco said. “Our goal is to get to the playoffs, and on new york mets custom jersey ce you get to those games you can’t rely on winning those games by 20-30 points. You have to rely on playing 60 minutes being able to have the nerves and everything else that goes along with that.”

The Ravens came into the game tied with the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans in the AFC playoff picture, and they now have a clear path to the postseason. Baltimore can now secure its first postseason bid s Custom Mets Jersey ince 2014 with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals next weekend.

They have a long holiday weekend to enjoy Saturday’s win against the Colts, before returning to work with their eyes on January football.

“It means you’re battle-tested. We have been through every type of situation this year,” Suggs said. “It is going  custom mlb jersey to take a phenomenal effort on our part next week. We are putting all our eggs in one basket. Everything is on the line to play a division foe.”Men’s Authentic Custom Minnesota Twins Road Gray Stitched Baseball Jersey.

Justin Tucker Sets a New (Quite Impre Justin Smoak Jersey ssive) NFL Kicking Record

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker became the fastest Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey  pure kicker to reach 800 points and just the fourth kicker to have five seasons with at least 30 field goals made. He outshined Colts legend Adam Vinatieri.

Seriously, how did Justin Tucker not make this year’s Pro Bowl?

The Ravens ki Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 33 J A Happ Jersey Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey cker booted three more field goals Saturday night in the Ravens’ 23-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts, and made some impressive history in the process.

Tucker became the fastest pure kicker in NFL history to reach 800 career points, doing so in his 95th regular-season game.

Only Gino Cappelletti, who was a wide receiver/kicker for the Boston Patriots from 1960-1970, got to 800 faster. He did so in 93 games, but also scored 31 receiving touchdowns in his first six years.

Tucker has connected on 200 of his 222 career field-goal at Justin Smoak Jersey tempts during his six seasons. He’s hit all 202 of his extra-point attempts.

“Points are a team stat as far as I’m concerned,” Tucker said before giving credit to long snapper Morgan Cox, punter Sam Koch and coaches Jerry Rosburg and Randy Brown. “It’s cool to see our hard work come to fruition in such a concrete way – points on the board.”

In addition to that record, Tucker also became just the fourth kicker in NFL history to have at least five seasons with at least 30 made field goals, tied with David Akers, John Carney and Stephen Gostkowski. Tucker hit 29 in 2014.

“I guess that’s a pretty interesting stat,” Tucker said. “Those are great names. Just to be in that club, it’s a pretty cool deal.”

Tucker has gone to two Pro Bowls, but is a first-alternate this year behind Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell. After a pair of long misses earlier in the season and a block, Tucker has hit 17 straight, which is the second-longest streak in th JA Happ Jersey e league behind San Francisco’s Robbie Gould (20).

On Saturday night, he exchanged kicks with kicking legend Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts and previously New England Patriots. The two got a picture together before the game.

“I can say as a football fan and as a fan of kickers from before playing professional football was even somewhat of a reality for me, seeing Adam Vinatieri play on Sundays and do his thing and then to be playing in the same league and sharing the field with him, it’s an honor,” Tucker said.

Tucker went on to hit  Josh Donaldson Jersey from 30, 39 and 36 yards. Vinatieri connected from 48, 38 and 30, but had a 38-yard attempt blocked and came up just short on a 60-yarder at the end of the first half.

Vinatieri is in his 22nd season while Tucker is in his sixth, so Tucker has a long way to go to match the greats, but he’s well on his way. At the same time, Tucker said he doesn’t ever step back and think about the success he’s had early in his career.

“I’m going to sound like a broken record and bore  Toronto Blue Jays you to death, but I’m goi Joe Biagini Jersey ng to take it one kick at a time,” he said. “If we continue to do that, we’ll always give ourselves a chance to be successful and our team a chance to win games like we did today.”

Who Ravens Fans Should Root for in Wee Justin Smoak Jersey k 16

After Baltimore’s win over the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, the Ravens still can’t clinch a playoff spot today, but can move closer if some contenders lose.

Even after beating the Indianapolis Colts yesterday, the Ravens still can’t clinch a playoff spot today.

However, Baltimore will move into the sixth seed (now that the four common opponents tiebreaker has kicked in) and can get closer to clinching depending on a few game results.

The Ravens entered the week tied with the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills at 8-6 with a few other w Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey ild-card contenders in the mix.

Here’s who you should root for over the next two days:

Los Angeles Rams (10-5) at Tennessee Titans (8-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m.
This is the game that could have the most impact on the Ravens’ playoff chances. If the Titans lose their remaining two games, the Ravens are guaranteed to get in the playoffs even if they drop next week’s game against Cincinnati and finish 9-7. Both contests will be tough for the Titans, as the Rams and next week’s opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars, both have 10-4 records and sit atop their divisions. Tennessee has lost back-to-back games on the road against the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.
Root for: Rams

Buffalo Bills (8-6) at New England Patriots (11-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m.
The Bills are one of the Ravens’ top challengers for a playoff spot, but this game surprisingly doesn’t hold a ton of weight. Buffalo’s Week 17 game against the Miami Dolphins will be more important than Sunday’s game against the Patriots in terms of sorting out 9-7 tiebreakers. If the Bills lose to the Miami Dolphins next week, the Ravens would still get in at 9-7. Still, a loss for the Bills isn’t a bad thing, and the Ravens would rather not have a chance of heading to New England for the wild-card round if the Patriots were to fall out of the AFC’s top two spots.
Root for: Patriots

Los Angeles Chargers (7-7) at New York Jets (5-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m.
The Chargers are behind the eight ball now, but can still sneak into the playoffs if they win out. Root JA Happ Jersey  for the Jets to push them over the edge. The Chargers were one of the hottest teams in the NFL before dropping a huge game in Kansas City last week.
Root for: Jets

Miami Dolphins (6-8) at Kansas City Chiefs (8-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m.
After the Chiefs’ win over the Los Angeles Chargers last week, they are in the driver’s seat to win the AFC West. A win over Miami would collapse the Dolphins’ slim playoff chances and lock the Chiefs into the No. 4 playoff seed. As of now, Kansas City looks like the most likely playoff destination for the Ravens. If the Chiefs lose, it creates more chaos and puts the Chargers Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 33 J A Happ Jersey Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey  back into the picture.
Root for: Chiefs

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Jacksonville Jaguars (10-4) at San Francisco 49ers (4-10)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m.
The Jaguars punched their first trip to the playoffs in a decade last week. Now they have their eye on a potential first-round bye. If the Steelers drop one of their final two games (at Houston, vs. Cleveland) and the Jaguars win out, Jacksonville would be one of the AFC’s top two teams. Since the Ravens want Jacksonville to beat Miami in Week 17, Baltimore fans should root for the Jaguars this week to keep the hope alive and give them more to play for.
Root for: Jaguars

Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3) at Houston Texans (4-10)
Monday, 4:30 p.m.
This is a battle between the head and the heart. Ravens fans have bad memories from last Christmas when the Steelers knocked the Ravens out of the playoff hunt on Antonio Brown’s “Immaculate Extension.” Pittsburgh winning the AFC North by beating Baltimore in Week 13 this season didn’t help either. So rooting against the Steelers not only scratches that itch, but feels natural. However, if the Steelers lose and fall out of a first-round bye, the Ravens could have a trip to Pittsburgh in the wild-card round if Baltimore gets the No. 6 seed. Would fans rather face the Jaguars or Steelers in the first round? If Brown (calf) can’t play in the first round, that also complicates matters.
Root for: Toss up

Oakland Raiders (6-8) at Philadelphia Eagles (12-2)
Monday, 8:30 p.m.
The Raiders are technically still in the hunt, although their odds (along with Joe Biagini Jersey  the Dolphins’) are very slim of getting in at 8-8. Oakland can’ Justin Smoak Jersey t get in without Baltimore also making it (as odd as it sounds), so Ravens fans are safe to root for the Raiders. Also, a Raiders win keeps them alive and gives them more to fight for next week against the Chargers, who are a potential threat to the Ravens’ chances.
Root for: Raiders.

Offense Continues to Trend Upward, Shows it Can Nick Perry Jersey  Carry Ravens

Quarterback Joe Flacco has put together four-straight impressive outings, and the Ravens are 5-1 since the bye week.

Coming into the season, the Ravens felt that the best recipe for success was to lean on their high-priced defense and stellar special-teams unit to win games.

The offense wasn’t in sync at the start of the season – the back injury that sidelined quarterback Joe Flacco all summer probably played a big part in that – and the Ravens relied on a turnover-happy defense to put them in position to win.

But that formula has gone through a recent overhaul, as Baltimore’s offense has sprung t David Bakhtiari Jersey o life over the last month and Flacco is playing his best football of the season. The offense has led the way in recent weeks, and the unit did so again in Saturday’s nerve-wracking 23-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

“They finally owe us,” wide receiver Mike Wallace said. “It just shows that we have a full team, instead of just a defense, or just an offense.”

Baltimore’s offense put up 323 total yards on a rainy night against the Colts, and Flacco played perhaps his most efficient game of the season. He completed 29-of-38 passes for 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

With starting receiver Jeremy Maclin sidelined by a knee injury, Flacco spread the ball around to 10 targets. Wide receiver Michael Campanaro and tight end Maxx Williams both caught their first touchdowns of the season.

“As an offense, we’re starting to hit our stride,” Flacco said. “I’m playing more consistent. The receivers are getting open quick. The line’s playing really wel Green Bay Packers l together. The backs are running the ball really hard.”

Flacco showed up in b Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Nick Perry Color Rush Vapor Untouchable Alternate Yellow Jersey ig moments and the Ravens put together five drives of at least 10 plays or more. The unit’s most impressive Nick Perry Jersey  drive was the 14-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to open the fourth quarter. The Colts had just cut Baltimore’s lead to 16-13, and then Flacco took nearly eight minutes off the clock to march the unit down the field and punch in the touchdown on a 4-yard pass to Williams.

“That was a sweet drive,” he said. “We knew those guys were playing good football on the other side, and we knew we had to put six points on the board right there in order to win this football game.”

Flacco’s emergence has coincided with getting healthier from the back injury. He’s downplayed the issue all year, but he’s clearly moving better in the pocket and Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg recently pointed to Flacco’s health as a reason for the im Martellus Bennett Jersey provement.

Flacco has been lights out over the last four games, and he’s completed 64.9 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and just one interception. He’s averaged 265.8 passing yards per game during that stretch, and the Ravens have averaged 33.3 points per game.

“He’s been balling,” Wallace said. “He’s been having a great month so far. We need him to keep it up. He’s throwing great passes and the confidence is up.”

As well as the offense moved the ball, Flacco lamented that the group struggled to put the ball in the end zone. They had to settle for three field goals by kicker Justin Tucker, and Flacco is confident the Ravens can play better offensively.

“It’s good to come out of these games and have some things that we left out there but still a lot of things that we did well,” he said. “We’re playing good football, and you’ve got to be optimistic about it.”

Flacco has developed a well-deserved reputation over his 10-year career of playing his best  Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Martellus Bennett Elite Salute To Service Jersey football late in the season. He’s proving that to be the case again this year, and with the Ravens just one win away from the postseason, his teammates are eager to see what he can do in January.

“Everybody knows that second  Packers Jersey For Sale season, we become a different team; a special team,” veteran Terrell Suggs said. “’January Joe,’ we are all looking forward to seeing him.”

Eric Weddle Debates Nick Perry Jersey  Having Post-Win Ice Cream After Dropped Interception

The Ravens came away with the victory Saturday over the Colts, but defensive leaders lamented their mistakes that kept Indianapolis in the game.

Eric Weddle’s post-victory ice cream sundaes have become nearly as iconic as his bushy beard.

The veteran safety typically treats himself to a massive bowl of ice cream with all t David Bakhtiari Jersey he fixings every time the Ravens win, but that victory dessert was in question after Saturday’s 23-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Weddle’s dropped fourth-quarter interception was still gnawing at him after the game, and he didn’t know whether Packers Jersey For Sale  to indulge in his typical post-win routine.

“I don’t know if I deserve ice cream after that one,” Weddle said. “I’m debating on whether or not to go get on the jugs when I get home.”

Weddle did end up enjoying in the big bowl of ice cream. After all, the Ravens still won and they’re one victory away from the playoffs.

But Weddle was still kicking himself for the missed interception that came with a little more than seven minutes left in the game. Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett sailed a pass over the head of wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, and Weddle was in perfect position to come up with an NFL-leading seventh interception of the season.

An interception would have likely sealed a win for the Ravens, but the pass bounced off Weddle’s hands and the Colts ended up getting a field goal on the drive.

“It’s unfortunate,” Weddle said. “You never want it to, especially in a situation l Nick Perry Jersey ike that, where it could have ended the game. But, shoot, I’m not prideful. Everyone gets humbled. Just have to get back to work. We never want those things Green Bay Packers  to happen, but we came away with the win.”

Weddle’s dropped interception wasn’t the only one on the night, as fellow Pro Bowler C.J. Mosley also had a pass bounce off his hands earlier on the same drive. The miscues were uncharacteristic for a Ravens defense that leads the league in takeaways, and Weddle and Mosley are two of the team’s best at coming up with the football.

The missed chances kept the Colts in the game, and left the Ravens lamenting the mistakes even on a night where they won a critical late-season game.

“We had a few plays left out there,” Mosley said. “We missed an interception, and we had the one sack that we missed, and it was a bend-but-don’t-break mentality. We know what kind of defense we are. When we do our job, all 11 of us, it’s hard for a team to score.”

Head Coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that he made a mistake by declining a third-down holding penalty to bring up fourth down, but the Colts converted on fourth-and-1. He said he “kicked himself” because he should have declined it.

Harbaugh also admitted “it wasn’t our best game Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Nick Perry Color Rush Vapor Untouchable Alternate Yellow Jersey  on defense,” but pointed out that the unit also got the game-sealing stop. The Colts had a chance to take the lead after Sam Koch Martellus Bennett Jersey  had a punt blocked, but second-year cornerback Maurice Canady batted down a fourth-down pass to save the victory in the final minutes.

Harbaugh awarded Canady with a game ball after the win.

“We’ve talked about it since the first day of offseason workouts – we need to finish,” Weddle said. “We need to be a defense that when the game’s on the line, we need to be out there and be a team to win the game. It’s been on our minds for an entire season.”

The topic of finishing will certainly be brought up again this week, as the Ravens prepare for the Cincinnati Bengals in a playoff-clinching scenario. The Ravens will punch their postseason ticket with a win over the Bengals, but the Ravens also expect their division foes to give them a real challenge in the regular-season finale.

“It’s whatever it takes at this point in the season,” Weddle said. “Individually, you have plays that you wish you could have back. At the end of the day, if I would have gotten that pick, and we still lose, what’s the point?

“It’s not about me, it’s ab Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Martellus Bennett Elite Salute To Service Jersey out the team and what we are striving to do. It’s about making the playoffs and going on a Super Bowl run.”

Ravens-Bengal Lamar Miller Jersey s Week 17 Game Flexed to 4:25 p.m.

The NFL changed its Week 17 schedule to move all of the AFC games with wild-card implications to 4:25 p.m. for competitive advantage.

Next week’s Ravens-Bengals game at M&T Bank Stadium has been flexed from 1 p.m. to  Houston Texans Youth Jersey 4:25 p.m., the NFL announced late Sunday night.

The league moved all the games with AFC wild-card implications to 4:25 p.m. to ensure that no team has an advantage by playing later in the day. The Buffalo-Miami, J Lamar Miller Jersey acksonville-Tennessee and Oakland-San Diego games will also all be at 4:25 p.m.

“We felt that both from a competitive standpoint and from a fan perspective, the most fair thing to do is to schedule all Week 17 games in either the 1 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. ET windows,” said NFL Senior Vice President of Broadcasting Howard Katz. “This ensures that we Men’s Nike Houston Texans Shane Lechler Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Pink Jersey  do not have a matchup on Sunday Night Football on New Year’s Eve that because of earlier results has no playoff i Men’s Nike Houston Texans Will Fuller V Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey mplications for one or both of the competing teams.”

Unlike previous years, there will be no Sunday Night Football game that begins at 8:30 p.m.

The Ravens currently have the No. 5 seed in the AFC, but they have to beat the Bengals t Shane Lechler Jersey o guarantee a playoff spot. They can still make the playoffs if they lose next Will Fuller V Jersey  week, but would need help.

Here’s  Houston Texans Uniforms the full breakdown of the Week 17 playoff implications.

Ravens Take Over Fifth Seed,  Lamar Miller Jersey Now Have More Paths to Playoffs

The Tennessee Titans lost to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, opening up other ways for Baltimore to get into the postseason even if they lose next week. Of course, Baltimore can get in no matter what by winning.

The Ravens didn’t have to scoreboard watch on Christmas because they don’t need any help next week to get into the playoffs.

After holding on to a 23-16 win over the India Houston Texans Youth Jersey napolis Colts Saturday, the Ravens are guaranteed  Shane Lechler Jersey a playoff spot if they beat the Cincinnati Bengals next week back in M&T Bank Stadium.

However, Sunday’s slate of NFL games did provide more playoff paths for Baltimore just in case the Ravens were to stumble next week.

The Tennessee Titans’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills’ loss to the New England Patriots Sunday moved the Ravens into the fifth playoff seed for the time being. The Ravens are 9-6 while the Titans and Bills are both now 8-7.

Thus, if the Ravens win next week, they’ll have the fifth seed and will travel to face the AFC West-winning Kansas City Chiefs in the wild-card round.

If the Ravens do not win next week, they still have two paths into a wild-card spot.

Baltimore would be in if the Miami Dolphins beat or tie the Buffalo Bills or the Titans lose to or tie the Jaguars. The Ravens can’t get in if they lose while both the Bills and Titans win next week (Baltimore would lose the 9 Houston Texans Uniforms -7 tiebreaker).

Still, the Ravens don’t want to leave their playoff hopes in anyone’s hands, and already began talking about next week’s big showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals, who Baltimore beat, 20-0, in Week 1 behind five turnovers.

The Ravens could enjoy Christmas knowing they’re in control, and Head Coach John Harbaugh gave them Sunday and Monday off to be with their families, but they’ll be back to work early Tuesday.

“We have to put everything we have into this game. Everything we’ve done from the beginning, right down until today, yo Men’s Nike Houston Texans Will Fuller V Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey u go all the way Men’s Nike Houston Texans Shane Lechler Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Pink Jersey  back to training camp and OTAs, it all comes down to one game,” Harbaugh said.

“If we have  Will Fuller V Jersey our best week of practice, then we have a ch Lamar Miller Jersey ance to play our best football. We’re going to need to, because Cincinnati looks healthy, to me, from what I could see, and they’re going to be motivated.”

The Ravens made the playoffs each of the first five years after Harbaugh came to Baltimore in 2008, culminating with their Super Bowl XLVII victory, but have missed the postseason three of the past four years since.

“We all have a job to do. We just have to put together one good game,” outside linebacker Terrell Suggs said. “One good game, and we are in [the playoffs]. If we win, we are in. Everybody knows that second season, we become a different team; a special team.”

“We had our chance last year, and [we were] one play away,” linebacker C.J. Mosley added. “Now, it’s all in our hands right now.”

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