Baltimore Ravens: What we learned from Steelers/Patriots game
The Baltimore Ravens beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 15, but everyone in Charm City had their eyes glued to the result of the Patriots/Steelers game.
The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have long been hailed as the class of the AFC, but those times seem to be on their way to changing sooner rather than later.
As it stands now, neither of these teams would have a round one bye for the 2018 playoffs. Hell, neither team has even locked up their division yet. The Baltimore Ravens still have a shot for the AFC North crown, as do the Miami Dolphins for the AFC East. Headed into 2018, it was believed that New England and Pittsburgh were going to be, once again, the teams to beat in the AFC.
Instead, both teams have looked as vulnerable as ever. The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers have been the real talk of the town in the AFC, while the Houston Texans have enjoyed a complete rebirth following a dismal 2017 season. The Tennessee Titans remain competitive and no one saw the Indianapolis Colts doing what they’ve done. Then, we have the Ravens, who have won four of their last five.
Without Pittsburgh and New England sitting atop the conference, the discussion because muddied very quickly. It’s been so long since the NFL has had this much parity in the American Football Conference, and now the question becomes just who is the best team in the AFC?
Until we figure that out, we have to take a look at these old-souls and evaluate what we saw in their week 15 match-up: