Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

Peyton Manning

14. Baltimore Ravens (LW: 13)

Can the Ravens ever put anyone away? Not just in a single game — as one of their defining moments was blowing a late lead to the Chargers in Week 13 — but even during the season, as a whole. When given the opportunity to rectify its struggles in the division by playing a Texans’ team down to its fourth-string quarterback, the Ravens still can’t get the job done. This coming one week after beating the Jaguars, at home, in a game that turned out much closer than it should have been. They simply refuse to make it easy. As a punishment, the Ravens will need an assist to re-enter the playoff pool. Then again, this is when they do some of their best work.

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Mario Mergola
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