Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns: Keys to Victory Week Seventeen

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Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) is sacked by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the Ravens 25-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Get Motivated to Win

Swagger isn’t part of any game plan (that we know of), but it does win football games.  Teams like the Seahawks are proof of that. In the NFL, you simply have to come out of the tunnel knowing that you can win.  Last week, it didn’t look like the Ravens felt that way.  In fact, it seemed like they very much underestimated their opponent.

The Ravens may no longer control their destiny, but they still need to win this game and prepare to keep playing if they are lucky enough to be gifted a playoff spot.  The leaders on this team need to get them fired up to make a run, a run that starts now.  The coaches set the tone, but the Terrell Suggs’ of the team can go a long way in restoring their swagger.