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  1. Why playoff odds aren't in Ravens' favor

    Jamison Hensley

    In one line of thinking, the Baltimore Ravens have the best chance at making the playoffs among the four remaining contenders. There are 16 scenarios involving the Ravens, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers, and seven of th...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  2. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 16

    John Clayton

    Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2013
  3. Poll results: Toughest remaining game

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens have the toughest remaining schedule of all of the contenders for the final wild-card spot in the AFC. The Ravens play division leaders exclusively in the final three weeks of the regular season: at the Detroit Lions, home agains...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  4. Biggest NFL games of Week 15 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's First and 10: The Bengals and several other playoff contenders hit the road for potentially tough matchups.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  5. TMQ's Authentic Games metric predicts the Denver Broncos and Seat...

    Gregg Easterbrook

    In a measure of how power opponents fare against other quality teams, Denver and Seattle look like contenders.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  6. Who is Ravens' biggest wild-card threat?

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens (6-6) currently hold the No. 6 and final playoff seed in the AFC. While I don't see the Ravens or any other of the wild-card contenders winning their final four games, I still believe someone will get the second wild-card spot wi...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  7. Ranking the Super Bowl contenders

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning went into the Denver Broncos' Sunday night game in chilly Foxborough, Mass., with a reputation for freezing in the cold. His teams had gone 4-3 over the past seven-plus seasons when the temperature at kickoff was colder than 40 degrees...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  8. Biggest NFL games of Week 12 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  9. NFL - Where contrarian betting value lies in Week 11

    PJ Walsh

    PJ Walsh examines where the contrarian betting value lies in Week 11, based on a system that examines teams that performed poorly against the spread in the first half of the season.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  10. Ravens finally figure out how to survive

    Jamison Hensley

    BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens weren't clamoring that they're back after beating the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-17, in overtime. They didn't establish themselves as contenders again despite knocking off the AFC North leaders and closing to within 1 1/...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  11. Kansas City Chiefs riding proven formula to championship contenti...

    Jeffri Chadiha

    Go ahead and snicker at the way the Chiefs win games. People did the same to the 2000 Ravens ... until they won the Super Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  12. Which contenders hit hardest by injuries?

    Mike Sando

    Watching running backs Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Reggie Bush and Eddie Lacy depart Week 2 games with injuries delivered an early reminder of how pivotal pulls, tears, bruises and breaks can be during an NFL season. The day concluded with the San Fran...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  13. 2013 NFL Preview - Bill Polian previews playoff contenders

    Bill Polian

    Bill Polian breaks down the teams be believes to be Super Bowl contenders based on preseason evidence, plus teams that missed the playoffs in 2012 that should be on the rise in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  14. NFL - Top questions facing NFL contenders

    Field Yates

    Field Yates looks into the biggest weaknesses for top NFL contenders. Do the New England Patriots, for example, have enough offensive threats?

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2013
  15. Cincinnati Bengals stick nose into AFC North business

    Ashley Fox

    It didn't seem possible a few weeks ago, Ashley Fox writes, but the Bengals could rearrange the AFC North pecking order.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  16. Patriots are the new Super Bowl favorites

    James Walker

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In the full deck that is the NFL, Bill Belichick is the Joker and Tom Brady is the Ace of Spades. No NFL contender has this level of elite coaching and elite quarterbacking on the same team. That is what separates the New Engl...

    Blog | December 11, 2012