Prognosticators remain optimistic about the Ravens.
The Ravens finished fifth in the conference, trailing the Buffalo Bills (division winner), Kansas City Chiefs (division winner), Los Angeles Chargers (wild card), and Indianapolis Colts (division winner).
NFL.com ran 75,000 simulations for all 272 regular-season games to calculate win total forecasts for each AFC team.
The AFC North was expected to be won by Baltimore.
“It’s good to be a Ravens fan right now,” Cynthia Frelund wrote. “Should Baltimore add an above-average (not even elite) receiver (or two) to its roster, the team’s outlook gets even better. The Ravens’ toughest non-divisional opponents are well-spaced (vs. Bills, Week 4; at Bucs, Week 8; vs. Broncos, Week 13), while four of their final five games are against AFC North foes — including the Steelers twice.”
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