Originally written on Know It All Football  |  Last updated 3/15/13
When was the last time a team won the Super Bowl and didn’t head into the following season as the favorite to win their division? That scenario seems to be playing out before our eyes as the free agent signing period takes center stage. We’ve heard a lot about the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens this offseason —  most of it not so good. After signing Joe Flacco to the richest deal in NFL history, it looks as though Baltimore is having a fire sale during free agency. It was already a big enough blow to lose Ray Lewis’ leadership. Now the Ravens head into 2013 without several key playmakers that helped them bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Baltimore. That’s where the Cincinnati Bengals come in. After finishing second in the AFC North and earning a second consecutive trip to the playoffs, the Bengals are poised to continue their upward trend and stake their claim as the best team in the division. The silence on behalf of the Bengals thus far during free agency should be...
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