John Harbaugh's last two trips to California to face the Chargers: 2012: "Hey, diddle diddle, Ray Rice up the middle" on fourth-and-29 2018: Team announces at least another year as Ravens coach and a possible contract extension
One interesting detail from the Ravens' indoor practice Thursday: Team president Dick Cass watched the team for a bit during the open portion of the workout. The team usually practices outside, but Cass hasn't been a sideline spectator like he was Thursday.
On Friday, the Ravens recommitted to John Harbaugh as coach.. But before a contract extension is signed, both sides will have to decide on the staff around him. Protecting Lamar Jackson is just as important as maximizing his talents. bsun.md/2PYP5EG
The Titans trail early vs. the Redskins, and a loss would really help the Ravens. Even with a loss to the Chargers, the Ravens would likely get the No. 6 seed if they beat Cleveland in Week 17 *and* the Titans lose today and beat the Colts in Week 17. bsun.md/2rNRE2L
Ravens inactives: Robert Griffin III, Jordan Lasley, Tim Williams, Alex Lewis, Buck Allen, Zach Sieler and Patrick Ricard. But Nick Boyle, Matthew Judon and Anthony Levine Sr., all questionable, will play.
With the Titans' win, the Ravens' road to the playoffs gets even tougher. Their wild-card odds have dropped from ~11 percent to ~6 percent, according to the @UpshotNYT playoff simulator. With a win vs. the Chargers, they rise to ~17 percent.
The Titans' win moves the Ravens one result closer to their doomsday scenario. With a loss to the Chargers tonight and wins by the Colts and Steelers tomorrow, the Ravens will be eliminated from playoff contention.
The Ravens still have two routes to the playoffs: 1. AFC North: Ravens must win 1 more game than Pittsburgh over final 2 weeks. 2. Wild card: Ravens *could* win strength-of-victory tiebreaker vs. Colts at 9-7, but they'd need a win tonight. Titans would lose tiebreaker to Ravens.