At least John Harbaugh isn’t trying to hide the obvious when he says the Ravens will be watching the scoreboard on Sunday. How could they not?
“Well when the score comes up, I’m sure all of us are going to take a look,” Harbaugh told reporters. “And we’re going to know by the crowd’s reaction. So, I don’t have a problem with that. We’re going to play the game.”
As much as he might be tempted, Harbaugh said he won’t coach his game based on what’s happening in Cleveland, even though he would like to get backup QB Marc Bulger (remember him?) some snaps.
Here’s what is at stake for the Ravens: With a win over the Bengals and a Steelers loss, they clinch the AFC North and a first-round bye. A loss puts them on the road in the first round as the No. 5 seed.
Here’s the current playoff picture.