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What Ravens win over Dolphins in Week 17 means for NFL playoff picture in AFC

Baltimore beats Miami. We break down what it means for the SFC playoff picture.

Miami Dolphins v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens beat the Miami Dolphins in Week 17, 56-19. The Ravens move to 13-3 with the win, and the Dolphins drop to 11-5. Both teams had already clinched a playoff berth going into the matchup, but the Ravens clinched both the AFC North title and the No. 1 seed in the AFC with the win, earning a first-round bye and home field advantage.

This marked the Dolphins’ biggest loss of the season, as well as the Ravens’ highest-scoring game of the season. Lamar Jackson finished with five passing touchdowns and no interceptions in the win. Gus Edwards and Melvin Gordon each scored on the ground.

The Dolphins still currently hold the No. 2 seed in the AFC. The Browns have a chance to surpass them next week if Miami loses to the Bills and Cleveland beats the Bengals. The Ravens finish off their season with a matchup against the Steelers.