After winning the AFC North, the Ravens are sitting pretty in the playoffs. With a week off to rest and prepare, the Ravens will either face the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Denver Broncos or the Houston Texans. Here’s how it shakes out.
If Cincinnati beats Houston on Saturday, then the Ravens will face the winner of Pittsburgh and Denver. If Houston wins, then they come to M&T Bank Stadium.
A tweet from WJZ’s Mark Viviano on Sunday summarizes the Ravens chances of playing in Indianapolis on February 5th perfectly. With Rashard Mendenhall and potentially Ryan Clark out for the Steelers, New England’s 31st ranked defense and Houston being down to their 4th quarterback, the AFC is wide open for the Ravens taking.
They would have to beat themselves to miss out one of the best opportunities to make the Super Bowl in recent years.
The experts also feel good about Baltimore’s chances. John Clayton of ESPN.com sees Baltimore in the AFC Championship game with New England, Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com and Don Banks of SportsIllustrated.com see them in Indy.
They’ve got all the time they should need to prepare. Hopefully, the Ravens will be ready in two weeks.