The Baltimore Ravens will be playing playoff football in January, though few expected their path to the postseason to be this treacherous.
The Ravens lost to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday but had already been guaranteed a spot in the playoffs weeks earlier. There was talk of a potential coin toss for home field advantage if the Ravens had beat the Bengals (and if the Los Angeles Chargers had beat the Broncos), yet neither of those outcomes came true.
In a season stained by Lamar Jackson’s injury — and his cloudy recovery timeline — the Ravens don’t stand a chance in the stacked AFC without their star quarterback.
In Jackson’s absence, the best thing the Ravens can do is revert to their gritty, defensive brand of football to beat offensively better teams and try to avoid an early playoff exit. Per ESPN, they have a 3.2 percent chance of making it to the Super Bowl.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Ravens’ playoff schedule in 2023.
What seed are the Ravens in the playoffs?
The Ravens are the No. 6 seed in the playoffs.
The AFC playoff field is as follows:
- Kansas City Chiefs (14-3)
- Buffalo Bills (13-3)
- Cincinnati Bengals (12-4)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8)
- Los Angeles Chargers (10-7)
- Baltimore Ravens (10-7)*
- Miami Dolphins (9-8)
*Ravens lose to Chargers based on respective division records
Who will the Ravens meet in the playoffs?
The Ravens are set to play against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round which is essentially a Week 18 rematch.
Ravens playoff dates and times
It was announced that the Ravens will play the Bengals at Paycor Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 8:15 p.m. ET.
Wild Card Round dates and times
Saturday, Jan. 14
Seahawks at 49ers (4:30 p.m. ET, FOX)
Chargers at Jacksonville (8:15 p.m. ET, NBC)
Sunday, Jan. 15
Dolphins at Bills (1 p.m. ET, CBS)
Giants at Vikings (4:30 p.m. ET, FOX)
Ravens at Bengals (8:15 p.m. ET, NBC)
Monday Jan. 16
Cowboys at Buccaneers (8:15 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN)
Divisional Round dates and times
Here’s what we know so far: the Chiefs and Eagles will be hosting a game apiece and the winner of the Cowboys-Buccaneers game will be playing on Sunday, Jan. 22.
Saturday, Jan. 21 (two games, times/teams TBD)
Sunday, Jan. 22 (two games, times/teams TBD)
Conference Championship dates and times
Sunday, Jan. 29
NFC Championship, 3:05 p.m. ET (FOX)
AFC Championship, 6:40 p.m. ET (CBS)
Super Bowl date and time
Sunday, Feb. 12
AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, 6:30 p.m. ET (FOX)