Originally written June 10, 2013 on Football Nation:
Baltimore enters 2013 as the defending Superbowl Champions.  Unfortunately for the Ravens, winning the title came at a price as they lost several key players in the off-season, through free agency, trade and retirement.  The Ravens have a tough slate ahead of them and their ability to overcome key personnel losses on both sides of the ball will be key in determining their fate in 2013, but with quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Ray Rice and head coach John Harbaugh all back for another go-round, things should at least stay interesting Baltimore this season.  The AFC North drew the NFC North and the AFC East in the schedule rotation for 2013, giving the Ravens one of the toughest schedules any team will face in the NFL.  Here's a month by month look at the regular season:September:9/5 @ Denver9/15 Cleveland9/22 Houston9/29 @ BuffaloThe schedule makers did Baltimore no favors with their opener, as they will travel to Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos.  A tough road ...
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