Originally written January 04, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Baltimore Ravens locked up the number two seed in the regular season finale Sunday with a 24-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. They could possibly face their fierce rival Pittsburgh after their bye week in the first round. This has been a season of ups and downs, where fans have seen big wins over formidable opponents, and tough loses against very poor ones. Well, luckily, they will not see any poor opponents in the playoffs, but do have the possibility of seeing some familiar foes. Along with Pittsburgh, who is the five seed, the Ravens could possible see the Bengals again, and, in the AFC Title game, the New England Patriots. Can the streaky quarterback play three flawless games? Does an aged defense have one more Super Bowl run left in them? Here are three burning questions the Baltimore Ravens need to have answered:   Can Joe Flacco be the franchise quarterback? This prototypical quarterback has had his ups and downs in his four years in Baltimore since being the Ravens ...
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