It wasn’t too long ago when the Ravens, tied with the Bengals atop the AFC North, were riding high after a near-dominant victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4. Baltimore was 3-1 with a favorable matchup against the Browns awaiting.
Obviously, that matchup proved to be less favorable than expected, as the Ravens offense stalled and they fell in a road upset to Cleveland. However, they bounced back nicely and improved to 4-2 with a shutout, eleven-sack performance against the Titans.
Fielding a dominant defense and an improved offensive attack, the Ravens appeared primed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014. Many pundits and analysts even went as far as to proclaim Baltimore as a potential dark horse Super Bowl contender.
Flash forward to today, however, and the circumstances have changed dramatically.

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