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NFL Playoffs: Ravens 29th best chance at making playoffs

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The Ravens are now 2-7 after losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. In what had started as Super Bowl talk and being favorites, the Ravens are now the talk of the water cooler for the opposite. With each loss the Ravens take on, the smaller their chances of making the playoffs actually become. Even though they technically have a shot mathematically right now, it would take a miracle the NFL has yet to see to make it happen. Sitting in the 29th spot, the Ravens only have a 2% chance of making the cut.

Looking at FiveThirtyEight and their ELO system, the Ravens are above only the Detroit Lions, the San Diego Chargers and the Cleveland Browns as of right now. The Ravens only have the shot they do because the AFC is looking a little weak right now. The guys have simulated the Ravens season and they average 5.1 wins and 10.8 losses, meaning that the Ravens will likely be 5-11 to end the season.

A 5-11 record would tie the second worst record a Ravens team has ever had since coming into the league in 1996. The 1996 season would see the Ravens go 4-12 and end 5th in the AFC Central division. 2007 ended up being the last of the Brian Billick era as he led the team to the 5-11 record the Ravens are simulated to tie this year.

Even though the Ravens are still in it, it is by the slimmest of margins.