Baltimore Ravens (11-4)

For the Ravens, it's simple: beat the Bengals (9-6) Sunday, and no matter what else happens, they win the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000000252" title="AFC North" href="/topic/sports/football/afc-north-ORSPT000000252.topic">AFC North</a>, have a bye and at least one home playoff game.<br>
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They'll be the No. 1 seed, with home games until the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000004" title="Super Bowl" href="/topic/sports/football/super-bowl-EVSPR000004.topic">Super Bowl</a>, if they win and the Patriots lose. They'll be the No. 2 seed if they win and the Patriots win.<br>
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If the Ravens lose or tie the Bengals and the Steelers beat or tie the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000038" title="Cleveland Browns" href="/topic/sports/football/cleveland-browns-ORSPT000038.topic">Cleveland Browns</a>, the Ravens will be the No. 5 seed. They'd have to go on the road to play the winner of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000000254" title="AFC West" href="/topic/sports/football/afc-west-ORSPT000000254.topic">AFC West</a>, either the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000040" title="Denver Broncos" href="/topic/sports/football/denver-broncos-ORSPT000040.topic">Denver Broncos</a> or the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000053" title="Oakland Raiders" href="/topic/sports/football/oakland-raiders-ORSPT000053.topic">Oakland Raiders</a>.

( Larry French, Getty Images / December 24, 2011 )

For the Ravens, it's simple: beat the Bengals (9-6) Sunday, and no matter what else happens, they win the AFC North, have a bye and at least one home playoff game.

They'll be the No. 1 seed, with home games until the Super Bowl, if they win and the Patriots lose. They'll be the No. 2 seed if they win and the Patriots win.

If the Ravens lose or tie the Bengals and the Steelers beat or tie the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens will be the No. 5 seed. They'd have to go on the road to play the winner of the AFC West, either the Denver Broncos or the Oakland Raiders.

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