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Although there are a few tantalizing win-and-in contests scheduled to take place in Week 17, the Ravens-Bengals AFC North showdown arguably holds the greatest postseason implications.
Arguably, the stakes are higher for the Ravens, who could capture both the division and the AFC’s No. 2 seed with a win.
Baltimore — players and coaches alike — know how much they’ve got vested in this game.
“It’s about us, man. It’s not about them,” Ravens defensive end Cory Redding said Wednesday. “We need to get this win so we can get what we’re looking for: a bye week and home-field advantage.”
Ray Lewis, whose seen the Bengals (and the playoffs) many times in his illustrious career, emphasized the importance of Sunday’s matchup.
“This is a playoff game,” he said. “The thing is, they’re trying to get in and we’re already in. We have to go finish what we started, what we’ve been working on the whole year. We know that we’re playing for home-field advantage. We know how big t
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Ravens’ Wednesday interview transcripts featuring the following:
Head Coach John Harbaugh
QB Joe Flacco
LB Ray Lewis
RB Ray Rice
OLB Terrell Suggs
BENGALS (9-6) VS. RAVENS (11-4)
Kickoff: 4:15 p.m. Sunday; Paul Brown Stadium.
TV: CBS. Announcers are Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts.
Radio: WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7).
Last week: The Bengals secured their third winning season in seven years with a 23-16 win over Arizona. The Ravens withstood a second-half rally from Cleveland for a 20-14 victory.
Seven Baltimore Ravens were voted to the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Tuesday evening. LB Ray Lewis, S Ed Reed, LB Terrell Suggs, DT Haloti Ngata, FB Vonta Leach, RB Ray Rice and G Marshal Yanda were selected to play in the NFL's All-Star game, which will be held on Jan. 29, 2012, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.