The Ravens aren’t unraveling like the New York Jets, Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams (who’ve already made a coaching change). As Harbaugh put it after the narrow loss to the Steelers, that showed the Ravens “are very close to being a very good football team.”
Jack Johnson Youth Jersey Harbaugh needs help from his front office, especially with the higher draft picks. The Ravens whiffed on the first two picks in the 2013 draft (safety Matt Elam and linebacker Arthur Brown), haven’t gotten the expected production out of the first two picks in the 2015 draft (wide receiver Breshad Perriman and tight end Maxx Williams) and didn’t get immediate impact from the second- and third-round picks from this year’s draft (linebacker Kamalei Correa and injured defensive end Bronson Kaufusi).
Last but not least, the Saints have a chance to play spoilers Sunday against their oldest and most heated rivals, the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons (10-5) have already clinched the NFC South title, but a loss could prevent them from winning the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye.
E’Twaun Moore Elite Jersey The Saints are 15-6 against the Falcons in the Payton-Brees era. But Atlanta handed the Saints one of their worst losses of the season in Week 3, 45-32 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
â€œThat would mean a lot to us. But the main thing about it is that everybody — our team and organization, coaches and players — have a lot of pride in what they do and pride in their careers,â€ Saints running back Mark Ingram said.
â€œSo Iâ€™m sure all the guys are going to be ready coming off a good Christmas weekend and weâ€™ll prepare our butts off for one last go-around against Atlanta and try to go in there and beat those guys up. So thatâ€™ll be our focus going into this week.â€