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What Ravens win over Rams in Week 14 means for NFL playoff picture in AFC/NFC

Baltimore beats Los Angeles in Week 14. We break down what it means for the AFC/NFC playoff picture.

Zay Flowers #4 of the Baltimore Ravens on the field during warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams at M&T Bank Stadium on December 10, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens hosted the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14 for a non-conference matchup. The game went into overtime, but Baltimore came away with a win as Tylan Wallace returned a punt for the game-winning touchdown. Let’s take a look at how this outcome affects the NFC and AFC playoffs.

Baltimore moves to 10-3 and currently sits atop the entire AFC with the projected No. 1 seed in the playoffs. They will move to No. 2 if the Miami Dolphins can beat the Tennessee Titans on Monday. The Ravens lead the AFC North and are two games up on the Cleveland Browns.

Los Angeles moves to 6-7 and is in third place in the NFC West. The Seattle Seahawks are playing in the afternoon slate, but even if they lose will retain second place in the division due to winning both games against the Rams earlier in the season.

The Ravens will go on the road to face the Jacksonville Jaguars next week. Baltimore will then have the San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers to end the season. The Rams will be home against the Washington Commanders in Week 15. Los Angeles ends the season with the New Orleans Saints, New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.