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How can the Ravens clinch the AFC North in Week 16?

We discuss the scenarios that could see the Baltimore Ravens clinch their division title in Week 16.

Isaiah Likely #80 (2L) of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates his touchdown with Charlie Kolar #88 and Gus Edwards #35 during the first half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 17, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens are rolling through the 2023 regular season and are on the verge of clinching the AFC North title. Baltimore went on the road in Week 15 and thumped the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday Night Football to improve to 11-3. They remain two games up on the Cleveland Browns and that opens the door for a division-clinching scenario in Week 16.

Sunday update: The Browns won, which means the Ravens cannot clinch the AFC North on Monday against the 49ers.

Baltimore Ravens playoff clinching scenarios - Week 16

Can clinch AFC North with:

  • Ravens win + Browns loss/tie
  • Ravens tie + Browns loss

The Ravens face a huge test in Week 16 as they travel to face the San Francisco 49ers on Christmas night. They’re a 5.5-point underdog at DraftKings Sportsbook in a matchup that is currently the odds-on favorite to be the Super Bowl 58 matchup in Las Vegas this coming February.

If the Ravens can beat (or at least tie) the 49ers, they’ll be counting on a division rival to lose. The Browns travel to face the Houston Texans and are a 2.5-point underdog. The Texans should have star rookie C.J. Stroud back in the starting lineup, but this game is a tossup given the Texans defensive struggles.