It’s never too early to talk about the playoffs and a possible Super Bowl run for the Ravens.
At the moment, the Ravens are 6-2, with losses to the New England Patriots (also 6-2), and the Cincinatti Bengals (2-5). No matter what the outcome of Pittsburgh’s MNF game tonight is against Cincy, the Ravens will be leading the AFC North. With their win over the 6-2 Jets, they’d be the #1 seed in the AFC. Yes, it is “rad cool”.
In this post, we’ll look at the rest of the Ravens’ schedule, predict those results, and try to see how the playoff picture will turn out.
- Week 10: at Falcons
- Week 11: at Panthers
- Week 12: vs Buccaneers
- Week 13: vs Steelers
- Week 14: at Texans
- Week 15: vs Saints
- Week 16: at Browns
- Week 17: vs Bengals
Predicted Wins: Panthers, Bucs, Steelers, Texans, Browns, Bengals
Predicted Losses: Falcons, Saints
If this scenario turned out to be true, the Ravens would finish with a 12-4 record. The predictions I’ve done for the other main AFC contenders (Jets, Patriots, Steelers, Chiefs, Colts, Titans) turned out as follows:
- New York Jets: 11-5
- New England Patriots: 12-4
- Pittsburgh Steelers: 12-4
- Kansas City Chiefs: 10-6
- Indianapolis Colts: 11-5
- Tennessee Titans: 9-7
So, in this case, the Patriots would take the #1 seed, with the Ravens slotting in at #2, the Colts at #3, and the Chiefs at #4. The Steelers, Jets, Raiders, and Titans would steal the Wild Card spots. That would set up a possible Ravens-Steelers matchup in the AFC Divisional round, which would be in Baltimore, an event that nobody would want to miss.
We’ll take looks at the playoff picture periodically as the season continues to advance and the standings take more shape. Right now, though, things are looking good for the Ravens.