Ravens' first playoff game to come Sunday, Jan. 15

As a reward for going 12-4 and winning the AFC North, the Ravens will now have 13 days to rest up before their first postseason game.

The NFL has announced that the Ravens will play their divisional round game Sunday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m.

The Ravens have the possibility of playing three teams - the Texans, Broncos or Steelers - and will square off against whichever of those squads is the highest-seeded team remaining.

If Houston wins at home against the Bengals this weekend, then the Ravens will face the Texans in the divisional round.

If Cincinnati scores the road win, then the Ravens will face the winner of the Broncos-Steelers game.

This weekend, they won't play anyone, which is just fine with them.

By the way, the Steelers might have lost Rashard Mendenhall for the season after the running back suffered a knee injury in today's game. Reports indicate the Steelers fear Mendenhall tore his ACL.

I wasn't exactly a banner day for the black and gold; they got boxed out for a first-round bye and then lose their running back.

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