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Ravens HC John Harbaugh says team’s playoff hopes aren’t ‘dead’ yet

John Harbaugh

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is holding onto hope when it comes to his team making the playoffs this season. The Ravens are 5-5 after Sunday’s victory against the Cincinnati Bengals after a red-hot start to the season. Baltimore was definitely looking like the team to beat until the Pittsburgh Steelers turned their season around in a big way.

Harbaugh felt as though he was raining on some critics’ parade a bit as he stated, “All you guys who counted us out, we’re not out. We’re not dead. Sorry,” reported by Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. It’s nice to see that Harbaugh is holding onto hope for his team, and the Ravens face an incredibly easy opponent next week when they play against Oakland in Baltimore.

Fortunately for the Ravens, Harbaugh is absolutely correct. Their playoff hopes are very much intact. Most teams can make a wild card spot in essence if they are where the Ravens sit right now at .500 or even a bit lower. Unfortunately for the Ravens, their remaining schedule has some downside. They face the Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Chargers, and the Cleveland Browns who beat them back in Week 5.

Baltimore has relied heavily on their defense over the years since they have normally always had subpar weapons on offense and a quarterback who is in the middle of the pack in terms of production. If Harbaugh hopes to sneak the Ravens into the playoffs, they’ll need a strong finish to close out the season.