Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
No playoffs for Baltimore Ravens?
As long as John Harbaugh has been the Ravens' coach and Joe Flacco has been the quarterback, Baltimore has never missed the playoffs. That's five years and counting for the Harbaugh-Flacco Ravens, who reached the pinnacle of NFL success last season by winning the Super Bowl.
At 6-6, will this be the year Baltimore doesn't make it?
The Ravens have history on their side, but the schedule is no lock. They're home to Minnesota on Sunday, but then face the Lions on the road, New England at home and Cincinnati on the road to end the season.
"It's a big challenge that we have with December football in front of us," Harbaugh said. "It's the most important time of the year. It's what we build our program around. It's where we try to be at our best. So we're going to try to prove that in the next four weeks starting this week with the most important game of the season against Minnesota. So that's where we are."