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December 22, 2003

For the Ravens

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Ravens (9-6) hold a one-game lead over the Bengals (8-7) in the AFC North. Ravens can win the division under either of these three scenarios:

1. Bengals lose to Browns.

2. Bengals tie Browns.

3. Ravens beat Steelers. Bengals can win the division under one scenario:

1. Bengals beat Browns and Ravens lose to Steelers.

For the league

Five playoff berths have been clinched in the AFC and four in the NFC, leaving three spots available heading into the final week.

AFC

Clinched berths ................... Still alive

New England * 13-2 ............ Ravens 9-6

Kansas City * 12-3 ............ Cincinnati 8-7

Indianapolis 11-4

Tennessee 11-4

Denver 10-5

NFC

St. Louis * 12-3 ............. Minnesota 9-6

Philadelphia 11-4 ............. Seattle 9-6

Carolina * 10-5 ............ Green Bay 8-6

Dallas 10-5 ............ (Plays tonight)

* - Won division

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