The road to Super Bowl LIV will have to go through Baltimore this January.
With the 31-15 win over their division rival Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the Ravens improved to 13-3 and clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Baltimore will receive a first-round bye and is ensured of home-field advantage throughout the AFC bracket.
The Ravens extended their franchise-record win streak to 11 on Sunday, avenging the last game they dropped at the hands of the Browns all the way back in Week 4 on Sept. 29. That also happened to be the only game the Ravens lost at M&T Bank Stadium this season.
The 13 wins ties the Ravens’ franchise record set back in 2006, which they’ll have a chance to top next week when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With the loss, the Browns were officially eliminated from postseason contention.
Here’s a look at the current AFC playoff outlook, heading into the Chiefs-Bears Sunday night matchup.
AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE
|1||Baltimore Ravens||13-2||Clinched No. 1 Seed, Home-Field Advantage, AFC North|
|2||New England Patriots||12-3||Clinched AFC East|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||10-4||Clinched AFC West|
|4||Houston Texans||10-5||Clinched AFC South|
|5||Buffalo Bills||10-5||Clinched Playoff Berth|
Outside Looking In: Titans (8-7), Raiders (7-8)