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Who Ravens Fans Should Root for in Week 14


The Ravens will take on the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. from New Era Field. Win and they're guaranteed a playoff spot.

But results from around the league will also play a big role in the Ravens' playoff outlook – as they always do this time of year.

Here's who Ravens fans should be rooting for in Week 14:

Denver Broncos (4-8) at Houston Texans (8-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Last Sunday night, the Texans scored a big win over the New England Patriots, which put the Ravens in the driver's seat in the AFC. But Houston is still a threat to the Ravens' chances of earning a bye, as they sit two games back (though the Ravens hold the tiebreaker). It's been a tough year in Denver, but the Broncos are coming off a big win in rookie quarterback Drew Lock's debut. Can they pull off an upset?
Root for: Broncos

Cincinnati Bengals (1-11) at Cleveland Browns (5-7) *_Sunday, 1 p.m._
The Browns are no longer a threat to the Ravens' playoff hopes, but their postseason dreams are still hanging on by a thread. Andy Dalton and the Bengals, fresh off their first win of the season, could cut those last ties. Every win for Cincinnati also means worse draft position.
Root for:

Tennessee Titans (7-5) at Oakland Raiders (6-6)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m.
Right now, it looks like a three-team race for the second wild-card spot in the AFC. The Bills (or Patriots) will most likely take one spot. The Titans, Raiders, Colts and Steelers are in position for the other. The Titans and Steelers – both 7-5 – are in the [ADD] best position with the Raiders and Colts a game back. So if you don't want to see the black and gold in the playoffs (what Ravens fan does), then root for resurgent Ryan Tannehill and Co.
Root for: Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) at Arizona Cardinals (3-8-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m.
Despite massive injuries, the Steelers aren't going away and are in good position to make the playoffs. A trip out West to face Kyler Murray and the Cardinals won't be easy, however. Pittsburgh's defense, which has led the way all year, will be tested by the rookie No. 1-overall pick. As stated above, a Ravens win and Steelers loss means Baltimore is King of the North once again.
Root for: Cardinals

Kansas City Chiefs (8-4) at New England Patriots (10-2)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m.
This is a win-win for the Ravens. If the Chiefs win, the Ravens will still be at No. 1 in the AFC regardless of what happens in Buffalo and could even extend their lead for homefield advantage in the playoffs. If the Patriots win, it makes the Chiefs less of a threat to steal a bye from Baltimore. This will also play into AFC playoff seeding. It seems this depends on the Ravens' result. If the Ravens beat the Bills earlier in the day, then their shot at homefield advantage dramatically improves with a Chiefs win. Baltimore would essentially be two games up with three to play considering it owns the tiebreaker over New England.
Root for: Chiefs

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