The Baltimore Ravens road to repeating as the top seed
There are some games that you can pencil in as wins. These are the games that a loss would absolutely be unacceptable. The Ravens play the Washington Redskins, New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars in their no excuse to lose contests. These teams aren’t equipped with playoff caliber rosters and the Ravens have the most complete roster in the league. If the Ravens lose to any of the opponents in this tier 105.7 The Fan will be overwhelmed by angry calls.
It does seem like the Redskins are on the right track. Ron Rivera is a good head coach and Chase Young is a draft pick that figures consistently be one of the best edge rushers over the next decade. If Dan Snyder can keep himself out of the equation, his team has some hope to build on. If Daniel Jones keeps developing, the Giants also have some hope. Hope is good, but these are franchises that have to wait for it to come to fruition. These teams may be a handful in the years to come, they just shouldn’t be a problem in the 2020 season.
We’re talking about the Ravens as a Super Bowl contender. These are games that you just have to win. These honestly are teams that shouldn’t even keep the score close. Every season there is a game or two where this kind of game gets way too frustrating. Even last year the Ravens had a 23-17 win over the Bengals. It’s just that in the month of May, looking at things on paper. this must be three wins.
Required win total in obvious win games: Obviously three
It’s important to remember that this is just the path to getting the number one seed. The Ravens don’t need to be 13-3 to make the playoffs. If the Ravens do some serious damage to the AFC North and just take care of the winnable games on their schedule they’re a playoff team. If the team stays healthy playoff football should be a given. Today we looked at what the Ravens need to do to win the AFC’s top seed in back to back years.