Breaking down the AFC playoff picture
With three weeks left in the season, the Dolphins are in position for a playoff spot. Here's a look at the AFC playoff outlook, with teams seeded as if the season ended today.
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6. Baltimore Ravens( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun / December 8, 2013 )
Record: 7-6, second place in AFC North
Remaining schedule: at Detroit Lions (Dec. 16), vs. New England Patriots (Dec. 22), at Cincinnati Bengals (Dec. 29)
Skinny: Considering the difficulty of their remaining schedule, Sunday's game against Minnesota was a must-win. The Ravens' margin for error is still small, but they hold the tie-breaker over the Dolphins thanks to a 26-23 win in Miami on Oct. 6. Simply put, if the Ravens win out, they're in.