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Baltimore Ravens know road path well

RAVENS KNOW PATH ON ROAD WELL

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens won three more games than last season, went 7-1 at home and finished in a tie for the second-best record in the AFC.

Those accomplishments netted nothing more than another wild-card berth, which means the Ravens again face the daunting task of winning three straight away games to qualify for the Super Bowl.

This marks the third consecutive season under coach John Harbaugh that the Ravens have qualified as a wild-card team. Baltimore made it to the AFC title game two years ago before falling to Pittsburgh, and last year it upset New England in the first round before losing at Indianapolis.

"Our track record says we'll play anybody at any time, anywhere," LB Ray Lewis said. "Any time you can pack up a great defense like that and take it on the road, you have a chance to win."

It's not as if the Ravens haven't been in this position before.

"I think it's a benefit, the fact that we've been through it two years in a row," Harbaugh said. "We wanted like crazy to not go through it. We wanted that homefield, but we didn't get it done. So here we are."

New England enters with the best record in the AFC, followed by Pittsburgh and the Ravens. Baltimore tied the Steelers atop the AFC North, but Pittsburgh won the tiebreaker by virtue of a better record in the division.

COLTS: On Monday, Jets coach Rex Ryan called a matchup against Colts QB Peyton Manning "personal." Manning all but yawned when asked Tuesday for his reaction. "I have not been aware of it," Manning said. "So I really don't have much of a response for you, I guess."

JETS: QB Mark Sanchez said his sore right shoulder isn't an issue and he's not concerned about it heading into Saturday night's game at Indianapolis. "I'm feeling good," said Sanchez, who was limited to nine handoffs in one series against the Bills on Sunday, "and ready to go for Saturday."

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