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Can the Ravens Repeat?

As the reigning Super Bowl champs, the Baltimore Ravens will have a target on them all season.  They’re faced with the same question as all former champions: "can they do it again?"

 

Reasons They Won’t:

 

1. Nobody repeats.  Okay, a few have. But no team has managed the feat since the Patriots did it in 2003 and 2004.  The odds are against them big time!

 

2. There are simply too many missing pieces.  LB Ray Lewis retired, WR Anquan Boldin was traded, and S Ed Reed left as a free agent.  The Ravens lost eight key contributors to last year’s team. That’s just too much talent to lose for one team.


3. Ozzie Newsome is the best general manager in the league.  He’s too smart to mortgage the future just to stay competitive this year.

 

Reasons They Might:

 

1. Unlike the NFC, the AFC is wide open this year.  There are a lot of good teams, but no dominant one. The Ravens were only 10-6 last year so there’s no reason they can’t sneak into the Playoffs and get hot at the right time ... again.

 

2.  It’s true that a lot of players are gone from last year’s squad, but have you checked out their replacements? DE Elvis Dumervil is an all-star, rookies S Matt Elam and LB Arthur Brown both look like steals. For a team that was aging rapidly, they might be better this year.

 

3. Have you forgotten about QB Joe Flacco and RB Ray Rice? The offense will be just fine this year.  

 

Don't miss the Ravens vs. Broncos game this Thursday at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC!

 

Will the Ravens repeat as Super Bowl champs?

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  • Denver Broncos

    December 14, 2013

    coomermakedaddy · draftee

    it will be the ravens vs. satoll

  • Denver Broncos

    December 14, 2013

    coomermakedaddy · draftee

    they can

  • Baltimore Ravens

    September 8, 2013

    lilpurplebird2 · draftee

    all ravens this year!

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    September 7, 2013

    allprobrady · starter

    The Patriots, Seahawks, or Broncos are going to win it this year

  • Denver Broncos

    September 7, 2013

    daman372 · draftee

    the Falcons or the broncos will win SB

  • Baltimore Ravens

    September 7, 2013

    lilpurplebird2 · draftee

    ravensflow youre on our squad:(

  • Baltimore Ravens

    September 7, 2013

    lilpurplebird2 · draftee

    ofcourse

  • Dallas Cowboys

    September 6, 2013

    jwill1012 · draftee

    nobody has ever repeated so i don't think so

  • Baltimore Ravens

    September 5, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    Ravens lose AFC Champs Bears win Super Bowl

  • Washington Redskins

    September 5, 2013

    pup424 · draftee

    no

  • New York Jets

    September 5, 2013

    fermot · practice squad

    broncos will crush them like ants

  • New York Jets

    September 5, 2013

    fermot · practice squad

    broncos will win SB

  • New York Jets

    September 5, 2013

    fermot · practice squad

    NO WAY

  • Miami Dolphins

    September 5, 2013

    ajrock33 · practice squad

    its to hard

  • Miami Dolphins

    September 5, 2013

    ajrock33 · practice squad

    ravens will not make it its to hard with out some o players

  • New England Patriots

    September 5, 2013

    brady7738 · draftee

    no

  • New York Giants

    September 5, 2013

    lightyear102 · rookie

    no they want go to the superbowl this year

  • New York Jets

    September 5, 2013

    asalam · draftee

    no

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    September 5, 2013

    sportstar09 · draftee

    Ravens are my 2nd favorite team, but i just don't think they can repeat

  • Dallas Cowboys

    September 4, 2013

    luigi8240 · draftee

    cowboys have rpeat alot of times

  • San Francisco 49ers

    September 4, 2013

    destroyer2004 · draftee

    No, either Broncos or 49ERS will win the Super Bowl

  • Baltimore Ravens

    September 4, 2013

    jetupwhatup · draftee

    they will repeat

  • Cincinnati Bengals

    September 4, 2013

    incrediblemrjd · 2nd string

    #join pro bowl league

  • New England Patriots

    September 4, 2013

    brady390 · rookie

    the ravens can't repeat becuz they got not boldin. the Broncos will win. wish the pats would, but who knows about gronks health

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    September 4, 2013

    crasher4444 · rookie

    super bowl is going to be won by the bengals or the 49ers

  • Green Bay Packers

    September 4, 2013

    mjmiles5611 · draftee

    hi

  • Green Bay Packers

    September 4, 2013

    mjmiles5611 · draftee

    no i think Seattle or Packers are going to win the Super Bowl

  • Indianapolis Colts

    September 4, 2013

    mysteryman365 · draftee

    and the browns will use t rich to their atvantage against the unfull ravens d

  • Indianapolis Colts

    September 4, 2013

    mysteryman365 · draftee

    and as we all know u can't make playoffs if ur third in ur division

  • Indianapolis Colts

    September 4, 2013

    mysteryman365 · draftee

    too words bengals steelers they have a pretty tough division and they could end up third

  • Indianapolis Colts

    September 4, 2013

    mysteryman365 · draftee

    no way

  • New England Patriots

    September 4, 2013

    123gopats14 · 2nd string

    no

  • Baltimore Ravens

    September 4, 2013

    rave64 · practice squad

    there is a 100% chance they will repeat

  • Green Bay Packers

    September 4, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    Joe Flacco only did so good last year because of Anquan Boldin.

  • New York Giants

    September 4, 2013

    cruz742870 · draftee

    yes

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    September 4, 2013

    allprobrady · starter

    Not at all

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    September 4, 2013

    allprobrady · starter

    First comment: No!!! They are not making the play offs! They are so bad now!