Ravens: Looking ahead
The Ravens will wrap up the first half of their regular-season schedule on Sunday in Cleveland and, if they can sweep the season series against the Browns with a victory, they'll have a pretty good chance to move into a tie for first place in the AFC North.
This isn't me drinking more of the Purple Kool-Aid, though it's as delicious as it is difficult to get out of light-colored carpeting. This is me looking at what the Steelers face over the next few weeks and seeing that the Ravens have a tremendous opportunity to reposition themselves within their division if they can continue to play well on the road against the Browns and Houston Texans.
Pittsburgh lost to the Giants yesterday, so the Ravens are only one game back in the division standings, and the Steelers are in the midst of a string of games against very tough opponents. They play the Redskins, Colts, Chargers, Patriots and Cowboys in the six weeks leading up to their visit to Baltimore on Dec. 14, so its possible that the AFC North could be won by a team with eight or nine victories.
Maybe even a team near you.