A quick look at the New England Patriots possible playoff opponents

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 17: Rob Gronkowski
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 17: Rob Gronkowski /
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Baltimore Ravens

Record: 9-6

Week 17 Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals

Week 17 Scenarios: Clinch a wild-card berth with a win/tie, or a Bills loss/tie, or a Titans loss/tie

The 2017 Baltimore Ravens may be a sneaky-good team. They have won 5 of their last 6 games, and they should be able to take down the Cincinnati Bengals to get to 10 wins and to get into the playoffs. They nearly took down the Steelers in week 14 too, losing by a score of 39-38. They seem to have found their groove after their bye week.

Joe Flacco, who is not elite, has not been great this year. He has thrown just 16 touchdown passes and has thrown 12 interceptions to the other team. Second-year running back Alex Collins is helping to get the Ravens offense going. He’s run for 895 yards and 5 touchdowns this year, to go along with 169 receiving yards.

Baltimore has some potential in the AFC, but only time will tell how things shake out. Right now though, it looks like they’ll be in at least one playoff game.