Sunday night’s game was one of those where it is difficult to figure out which team it says more about. On the one hand, you have the Chargers who are finally healthy and look like the team we all expected them to be before the season began. On the other you have the Ravens, who had looked like arguably the best team in the AFC before being handled in Week 15. Are the Chargers for real, or are the Ravens not as elite as we thought? Speaking out of frustration following the loss, it sounded like Terrell Suggs was leaning toward the latter.
“Championship teams don’t take a step back,” Suggs barked after the game according to CSNWashington.com. “It’s a reality check. (If) you don’t show up to play in a big game like this, you get your ass whipped.”
Prior to their dud against San Diego, the Ravens were in control of their own destiny for a playoff bye after earning only a wild card spot in each of the last three seasons. Now, they will need some help over the last two weeks if they want to play at home.
Sizzle is known for speaking out of frustration so I doubt he actually thinks the Ravens are no longer a championship team. That being said, Sunday night was yet another example of how wide open the AFC is. After 14 games we still don’t have a clear-cut favorite. As fans we should be thankful of that. It’s almost like the playoffs have already begun.
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