The last quarter of the Ravens’ 2015 season could be the toughest.
All four teams remaining on their schedule have winning records. And while the Ravens (4-8) play their next three games at home, we have already seen the Ravens lose to the Browns and the Jaguars at home.
Here’s a quick look at the Ravens’ remaining four games:
- Sunday vs. Seahawks (7-5)
Seattle has won three straight, and quarterback Russell Wilson (21 touchdown, seven interceptions) is having his best season. The Seahawks didn’t look like the defending NFC champions earlier in September. Now they do.
- Week 15 vs. Chiefs (7-5)
Kansas City is even hotter than Seattle, riding a six-game winning streak. The Chiefs are playing opportunistic defense with 17 interceptions, second most in the NFL. Think the Chiefs’ secondary will be ball-hawking against Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub?
- Week 16 vs. Steelers (7-5)
The Ravens won at Pittsburgh in Week 4, but that was when Joe Flacco, Steve Smith, and Justin Forsett were healthy, and Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t. Antonio Brown of the Steelers (1,310 receiving yards) might be the NFL’s best receiver, and he’s even more dangerous with Roethlisberger at the helm. Much to the chagrin of Ravens’ fans, the archrival Steelers could be peaking at the right time.
- Week 17 at Bengals (10-2)
Even if the Bengals have clinched the AFC North by Week 17, they could be playing for the No. 1 seed, or a first-round bye. The Bengals have beaten the Ravens four straight times, and A. J. Green had a career-high 227 yards receiving against Baltimore in Week 3.
So there you have it. It has already been a tough season for the Ravens. The remaining schedule won’t make it any easier.