Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/15/13

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 29: Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 and safety Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens stand on the sidelines during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on August 29, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Steeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Sometimes in a season a team is picked out as being a team of destiny. A strange title to label any team with, really.At any given moment that team could have their destiny taken away from them with a loose pass run back for a touchdown, or a fumble at the worst time leading to a score from the opposition.If there is a team that could be labelled as a team of destiny this year it has to be the Baltimore Ravens.Doing enough in the early part of the season, starting 9-2, they limped into the playoffs. Losing four of their last five games to end up AFC North winners with a record of 10-6.Like most teams they suffered setbacks on their roster through injuries. The most high-profile being that of defensive and inspirational team leader, Ray Lewis.When Lewis announced his impending retirement at the end of this season in the build up to the Ravens' playoff game with the Indianapolis Colts, it stirred the emotions to new heights for the Ravens' organization. There was a real sense of renew...
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