The team that won the AFC North last year and swept the Steelers during the regular season comes in at the four spot.
The Baltimore Ravens finished the season by losing to New England in the AFC Championship Game because of a dropped pass in the end zone and a wide left kick. Had either of those things happened differently, they'd have been in the Super Bowl and we might have had a different champion.
The game of football is never picture perfect, however, and that brings us to now. The Ravens were hit very hard by the offseason, losing free agents Ben Grubbs and Jarret Johnson, and Ray Rice and Joe Flacco are both unhappy with their current contract situations.
As it currently sits though, Flacco is still one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the league and along with with Ray Rice and Anquan Boldin, form a dangerous offensive trinity. While they could use upgrades at wide receiver and along the interior of the offensive line, this is hardly a huge problem.
The defense is just as solid as ever led by the ageless Ray Lewis, safety Ed Reed and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. While Reed and Lewis are starting to get up there in age, neither seems to be slowing down, and will help anchor a defense that finished third in the NFL.