Ravens Have A Chance

Chris Schisler

The Baltimore Ravens can earn a playoff spot by winning out in the final 2 weeks of the season. For the sake of conversation lets say that the Ravens make the postseason, can the Ravens make another unlikely playoff run?

The Ravens have been there before. In 2012 there were very few people who thought the Ravens had a chance-they won it all. This year pundits and panels far and wide declare that the Ravens secondary will prevent playoff success. Are the experts wrong?

The biggest mistake people make in any debate is to accept popular consensus. Too often we are trapped in an almost subconscious groupthink, without actually considering the issue at hand. The Ravens know better than anyone that if you just get in, anything can happen.

The Ravens have a pretty darn good team. Joe Flacco is on fire, its reminiscent of the Super Bowl run. The running game is one of the best in the league. The Ravens make up for their porous secondary with a phenomenal pass rush and a strong run defense.

There is not a team in the AFC that is absolutely impeccable, not even the projected 1 seed Patriots. The Ravens know that the AFC is a conference up for grabs, why can’t it have purple reign.

The point is that the Ravens have a chance. They are not the favorite, who cares. The Ravens are flawed, who isn’t? If the Ravens earn a playoff spot, Baltimore and Maryland should be very excited.

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