As we enter Week 11, the Baltimore Ravens will head to Green Bay to face the Packers. The Ravens are currently fighting for one of two wild-card spots in the AFC.
With the team at 4-5, a loss would virtually end any realistic chance of the Ravens making the playoffs. Baltimore would essentially have to run the table if they lose to the Packers, and that would not be easy with games against the Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals, and a road trip to Pittsburgh coming up on the schedule.
Speaking of the playoff picture and the Steelers, Pittsburgh sits at the top of both the AFC North and the AFC at 7-2. Baltimore's chances at winning the division are rather unrealistic, at this point. Not to mention, the Titans are 6-3 and beat Baltimore in week nine.
Speaking of the Titans, they are in 1st place in their division while their divisional rival, the Jaguars, hold the 5th seed in the AFC. Baltimore needs the Titans or Jaguars to start losing some games in order to help their own chances at the playoffs.
The current 6th seed in the AFC is the Buffalo Bills. However, with several four and five-win teams fighting for those two wild-card spots, at this point, the race is wide open. With all of that considered, it would be in the Ravens’ best interest if Pittsburgh defeats the Titans on Thursday Night Football.
It's never easy to root for your arch-nemesis. However, when you look at the playoff standings, the Ravens really have no other choice.
However, first things first, the Ravens must find a way to get out of Green Bay with a win. The Packers showed some resiliency and toughness in week 10 as they defeated their arch-rival, the Chicago Bears.
The bottom line is, it will be Baltimore’s best interest if the Titans were to lose to the Steelers in week 11.