4 players who must step up for the Ravens to make the playoffs

Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Ravens, Lamar Jackson
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Despite an unprecedented string of poor injury luck, the Baltimore Ravens remain alive in their quest to make the postseason. At 8-5, they somehow still sit in first place in the AFC North, one game ahead of the Cincinnati Bengals.

However, that doesn’t mean their work is over. Far from it. In fact, the most difficult portion of their season is yet to come.

The Ravens have one of the most difficult remaining schedules in the NFL with games against the Green Bay Packers, Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, and Pittsburgh Steelers on tap.

And given that the roster is likely the least healthy it’s been all season — and that’s saying a lot — the odds seem to be stacked against them.

But if we’ve learned one thing about this Ravens team over the course of what has been an injury-riddled season, it’s that this team has no quit in them.

The Ravens have had their fortitude tested at every stage of the season and they continue to persevere regardless. Still, perseverance alone doesn’t win football games.

This team is going to need a number of players to step up over the final four games of the season if they’re to actually make a serious run at the postseason.

Let’s take a look at four players the Ravens need to shine in order to make the playoffs.