AFC North: Baltimore Ravens | NFC North: Seattle Seahawks | AFC West: Los Angeles Chargers NFC North Preview The AFC North Preview features a closer look at each division and looks ahead to the Seahawks’ playoff run.
Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens (6-5) 1.
The Ravens have had their share of injuries, but their offense has had a bit of a breakout season.
They have scored the fewest points in the NFL (3.1 per game) and have allowed just three passing touchdowns in their last six games.
It would have been a career-high for Ravens defensive end Terrell Suggs if he had not been placed on injured reserve in the first half of last week’s win over Cleveland.
He has been listed as questionable.
Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has returned to practice after missing three games with a concussion.
He will play this week.
It is the first time the Ravens have allowed more than 100 yards rushing in a game since Week 3.
They were also held to 17 points in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tight end Benjamin Watson was one of the best receivers in the league last season after a slow start to his career.
He now has 13 catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
The Baltimore Ravens have won three of their last four games and are in first place in the AFC North.
Defensive coordinator Keith Butler has been a master at finding balance on the defensive line.
The defensive line has allowed the fewst passing touchdowns (2) and fewest passing yards (279.3) of any unit in the conference.
The last time the Baltimore Ravens played in New England was in Week 6.
They had the Patriots in their divisional round playoff game on Dec. 31, 2017.
The Seahawks are in third place in their own division and have won five straight games.
The Seattle Seahawks have been outscored by an average of 24 points a game over their last five games.
Russell Wilson has thrown for more than 3,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in his last five starts.
Seattle has won three straight against the Ravens.
The Atlanta Falcons have lost four straight against Seattle, and they are 0-8 in those games.
Russell Okung is the only Raven on the team with more than 30 career sacks.
Wilson has been sacked a league-high 11 times and has completed 55.5 percent of his passes.
The Patriots have allowed a combined 14 touchdown passes to opposing quarterbacks.
New England has scored touchdowns on its last 12 offensive drives, including a field goal on the opening drive of last season.
The Indianapolis Colts have allowed four touchdown passes in their past four games.
Indianapolis has allowed just one touchdown to an opposing quarterback in its last three games.
The San Francisco 49ers have lost five straight at home.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have won their last three at home, including two of the past three in Houston.
New Orleans is tied with Seattle for the second-longest active losing streak in the NFC South behind New York.
New York is 3-1 when winning by one point or less.
The New York Jets have won six straight against Baltimore.
New players have thrown for at least 3,500 yards and 24 touchdowns in the Ravens’ last two games.
Russell Westbrook has been selected to his fourth consecutive All-Star Game and is the second player in NFL history to be named to the all-star team.
Rookie quarterback Christian Hackenberg has completed 64.3 percent of the passes in his past two starts against the New England Patriots.
The Falcons have been held to 30 or fewer points in four of their past five games and have averaged just 3.3 points per game in that stretch.
New Saints kicker Matt Bosher is one of six players in NFL playoff history with at least 400 career field goals.
The Raiders have been shutout in five straight road games.
The Denver Broncos have been eliminated from the playoffs in each of their four previous trips to the playoffs.
In addition to the Seattle Seahawks, the New York Giants, the Atlanta Falcons, the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs are the other NFC West teams that have won four straight.
New 49ers running back Jeremy Langford has rushed for more yards than any other running back in NFL postseason history.
The Oakland Raiders are the only team in the history of the NFL to have three players on the active roster in each position.
The Cincinnati Bengals have won two straight in Oakland and are the first team in franchise history to win three straight in the same city.
The Houston Texans have won seven straight games against the Oakland Raiders.
The Tennessee Titans are unbeaten in six straight road outings.
The Arizona Cardinals have won nine straight in