Who Ravens Fans Should Root for in Week 13


Indianapolis Colts (6-5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8)_ Sunday, 1 p.m.
The Colts appear to be the Ravens' biggest threat for the sixth and final wild-card spot. They likely need to take at least two more losses. After a three-game home stretch, the Colts are back on the road, but seem to have some good fortune, as Jacksonville just fired its offensive coordinator, benched its starting quarterback, Blake Bortles, and had its star running back, Leonard Fournette, suspended for one game. Plus, top cornerback Jalen Ramsey is injured. Hope the Jaguars dust themselves off and rise to challenge a divisional foe.
Root for: Jaguars

Denver Broncos (5-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m.
The Bengals have lost five of their last six games and starting quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) just went on injured reserve. Jeff Driskel will start under center. Of the wild-card contenders, their stock may be among the lowest. On the flip side, the Broncos are suddenly surging into contention with back-to-back wins over two of the AFC's best teams in the Chargers and Steelers. The Broncos have a favorable schedule the rest of the way, so somebody needs to stop their roll.
Root for: Bengals

Cleveland Browns (4-6-1) at Houston Texans (8-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m.
The Texans have a league-high eight-game winning streak and are in good position to win the AFC South. But the Colts are just two games behind. If the Texans were to majorly slip up, it could provide another avenue for Baltimore to get into the postseason (as unlikely as that seems). The Browns have won two straight and are hot on offense. They could give them a scare.
Root for: Browns

Buffalo Bills (4-7) at Miami Dolphins (5-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m.
The Dolphins blew a late lead over the Colts and are on thin ice when it comes to making the playoffs. A loss to the Bills would likely knock them out of the hunt. Buffalo is coming off a win over the Jaguars and is playing better with rookie quarterback Josh Allen under center.
Root for: Bills

New York Jets (3-8) at Tennessee Titans (5-6)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m.
Like the Dolphins, the Titans are hanging onto slim hopes of reaching the postseason and would likely be out of contention with a loss this weekend. Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold could return from a foot injury this weekend.
Root for: Jets

Los Angeles Chargers (8-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m.
This is really a win-win situation for the Ravens. A Steelers loss and Ravens win would put Baltimore just ½ game behind the AFC North leader and make the division crown up for grabs. Meanwhile, a Chargers loss and Ravens win puts them just a game ahead of Baltimore in the wild-card chase with a trip to Los Angeles still on the schedule. In the end, it's better to make a play at winning the division and more fun to root against Pittsburgh.
Root for: Chargers

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