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Ravens coach John Harbaugh not happy about schedule by the NFL

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The Baltimore Ravens got a much-needed victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16. As a result, they continue to be a prime darkhorse candidate to clinch a berth in this year’s playoffs.

However, given the playoff implications around the league, the Ravens were among the five teams whose games were pushed back to 4:25 p.m. ET. Needless to say, head coach John Harbaugh was not pleased with the sudden change of schedule from the league.

By way of ESPN’s Jamison Hensley

“I don’t think the NFL did us any favors by moving it back,” John Harbaugh said. “But they don’t care about us. So, we just have to care about ourselves. We have to take care of our own business. That goes for our team, for our fans and for our city. Let’s go win the football game.”

Aside from the obvious change of preparation for the team, Harbaugh’s main concern was for the fans who had already committed to the 1 p.m ET kickoff time. On a holiday like New Year’s Eve, there may be plenty of fans whose plans have now been singlehandedly altered by the NFL.

That said, the Ravens will need all the support they can get in their home game versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Baltimore is in control of its own destiny and can clinch their first playoff berth since the 2014 NFL season.