Originally written on zbestsportstalk.wordpress.com  |  Last updated 5/28/12

No team in the NFL can boast the following resume since John Harbaugh took over in 2008. The Ravens are the only NFL team to appear in the playoffs in each of the past four seasons – and the only team to win a playoff game in each of those four years (2008-11). Baltimore won the AFC North in 2011, sweeping the division, while the Ravens went 7-1 including the playoffs against playoff teams.

Only the Green Bay Packers went undefeated in division play and against other postseason qualifiers until reaching the playoffs. The Ravens produced a second-straight 12-4 record, winning six of their last seven, and going undefeated at M&T Bank Stadium (Packers and Saints were also undefeated at home, with the Ravens’ 10-game regular season home winning streak ranking second to Green Bay’s 13).

Harbaugh is just the fourth head coach in NFL history to earn the playoffs in each of his first four seasons; his 49 total victories from 2008-11 tie (NE and NO) for second most in the league, one behind Pittsburgh (50).

The Ravens had the best season in the only division to produce three teams with winning records (Baltimore: 12-4, Pittsburgh: 12-4 and Cincinnati: 9-7), all clubs that made the 2011 playoffs.

 

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