With the playoffs in sight, Baltimore needs just one more win to clinch their fourth straight trip to the postseason. They’ll have to travel out the west coast to do so, but they face the slumping San Diego Chargers in a game that Baltimore will use to stay on top of the AFC.
On Monday, ESPN’s Jamison Hensley reported that Baltimore can earn the AFC’s top seed and home field advantage throughout the playoffs by winning their remaining three games. “The reason is because none of the AFC playoff contenders can have a better strength of victory than Baltimore,” Hensley wrote.
As he later pointed out, the Ravens have never finished a season as the AFC’s top seed. They finished as a number two seed in 2006.
They’ll have to win in San Diego, at home against Cleveland and in Cincinnati to finish on top.