Found September 04, 2012 on
This is one of the most interesting divisions in the league as there are two established super-teams and two upstarts that are coming on with fair amounts of young talent. I’m not sure the changing of the guard happens this season, but the North could be flipped upside down over the next couple years.
Baltimore Ravens: Joe Flacco is playing for a contract. The Ravens came one dropped pass from the Super Bowl last year. Could there be a hangover? Sure. Could a couple of aging components of a still-solid defense break down? Sure. Is this team probably the best in the division for at least one more year? I think so.
Pittsburgh Steelers: I think even the team’s own front office expected to take a step back this season due to salary cap issues and age. The Steelers gambled and won in tendering Mike Wallace at just a first round level heading into free agency. His return ensures a solid downfield passing game. Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman not only ensure a decent run threat, ...
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As the Ravens look towards the 2012 season, they do so without 2011 Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs. This aside, they have so far avoided any huge setbacks in the preseason. The biggest story seems to have been the position battle of the place kicker which wasn't all that exciting. With the games counting for something now, let's take a game-by-game look at how...
As one of the NFL's most consistent franchises, the Baltimore Ravens are hoping quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice can help them make a long-awaited return to the Super Bowl.
The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to their young duo of Andy Dalton and A.J. Green to help build on last year's trip to the postseason, and the teams will begin their respective quests...
Comments on the Baltimore Ravens by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
BALTIMORE RAVENS (5)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 4) - After all, Ravens should have been in Super Bowl.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 5) - Joe Flacco looks terrific; using more no-huddle gives offense more pizazz. Even if defense slips, they'll reach double figures in wins.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC...