Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in race
Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, dropping out of the No. 2 playoff seeds in their respective conferences.
At 9-3, it's no time to panic in Ravens-land. But Baltimore's remaining schedule is fairly brutal, with four consecutive games against teams that either hold a playoff seed or are in seriously in the hunt: at Washington (6-6), Denver (9-3), the Giants (7-5), and at Cincinnati (7-5). The alarmist among Ravens fans (which is most of them) sees that once-lofty 9-2 record turning into a disappointing 10-6 or even 9-7 finish fairly quickly if Baltimore isn't careful. Even some of the Ravens veterans seem to understand the tenuous nature of their position, and that nothing has been assured with four weeks remaining. Not even a playoff berth of any kind.
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