1 of 3
Nick Wass, Associated Press
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh looks on in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Baltimore, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Baltimore Ravens won 20-14.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Finishing unbeaten at home won't be nearly as satisfying for the Baltimore Ravens unless they can achieve another franchise first: going undefeated in the AFC North.

The Ravens already have swept Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Beating Cincinnati on Sunday will make them a perfect 6-0 within the division. More importantly, a victory will give Baltimore (11-4) the AFC North title, a first-round bye in the postseason and at least one home playoff game.

It won't be easy. Not only are the Ravens 3-4 on the road, they've lost two straight in Cincinnati and five of the last six. Plus, the Bengals (9-6) are vying for a spot in the playoffs.

Baltimore could be without guard Marshal Yanda, who left Sunday's win over Cleveland with rib and thigh contusions.