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Despite 0-3 Record, Baltimore Ravens Playoff Hopes Are Not Over

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The Baltimore Ravens have fell to 0-3 for the first time in franchise history. That's the bad news. The good news, the schedule looks to favor the Ravens if they can put a complete game together which right now doesn't look like they can.

The next nine games for the Ravens are:

The Ravens are in no position to pencil wins. But, with those nine games, the Ravens could be looking at a 8-4 record if they play to their talent level. The Ravens could go on a run. Especially considering that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a knee injury in week 3 against the Rams and that could give the Ravens possibly one less AFC North threat to worry about.

The Ravens still have to handle their business. And if this team goes 0-4 vs the Steelers this week, they are pretty much done. The Ravens chances of a playoff birth down the road is on the brink.

The success for the Ravens going forward will all depend if they still have the confidence. The Ravens defense over the last two games has allowed 65 points but they will have to shake it off.

It's not the time for players and coaches to be pointing fingers. If they want to, they will have to wait until after the 2015 season is over.

To fight through the rest of the season, the Ravens will have to look at week 4 as a 0-0 record instead of 0-3. They have to refresh themselves. If they can do that, they could be dangerous entering the winter.