So far, the results have been disappointing.
“We would all rather be sitting here talking about being atop the division and chasing home-field advantage or something like that,” Harbaugh said. “That’s something that we were shooting for. We wanted to be in that position. We haven’t done the things we needed to do to be in that position. But we’re in the hunt.”
Baltimore is still in the muddled AFC playoff mix and its next three games are at home, beginning with the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.
“We’re playing two teams the next two weeks at home that are right there in the hunt with us. We’re chasing a division leader that we have in our sights and we play again,” Harbaugh said. “We are right there. We can do it, and we’re good enough to do it. We’ve got every tool we need. We believe we have what it takes, but it’s up to us to prove it.”
Beginning Sunday against the Jets (5-5).
“I think it’s pretty obvious that it’s critically important,” Harbaugh said. “If we don’t win this game, it’s going to be really tough.”
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