Will the Ravens reach the postseason?

John Harbaugh has reached the playoffs five straight seasons. Will he make it a sixth? - Dilip Vishwanat

A typical gauge on who's seeing things through a glass that's half-empty or half-full.

John Harbaugh has put together an incredible run during his first five years at the helm.

What's often lost in a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately league is the fact he's gone to the playoffs five consecutive years, advanced to the AFC Championship three times and won one Super Bowl. In a five-year span, that's what you call elite coaching, no matter who is on your team.

Just look at the Cowboys. Blessed with a ton of talent, the postseason has become a difficult place to reach since Jason Garrett became the head coach.

At 3-5 thus far, and with the team looking the worst it has since Harbaugh was hired, a popular question has popped around the online Ravens communities: Will this team reach the postseason?

I know, here comes the doom and gloom again. I apologize. Since I don't want to bore you guys or ruffle any feathers on the state of this team, I figured it would be best to put it up to the community. Is this Ravens team still good enough to reach the playoffs?

Over the next eight games, the Ravens can't lose more than three games to have an outside shot at the playoffs. A better-case scenario would be for them to lose just two more, going 6-2 in the second half of the season.

Even then, it could be difficult.

Now, a win this week over the Bengals would be huge and close the gap to just one game behind them.

So what do you think? Do the Ravens have it in them to reach the postseason a sixth consecutive season?

Vote below.

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