The Baltimore Ravens head into the 2012 season with a deep, talented roster and hopes of getting one step further in their quest for a Lombardi trophy.
Unfortunately, the powers that be decided to stick the Ravens with the fourth-toughest schedule in the league, based on what their 2012 opponents did in 2011. This was to be expected after winning the AFC North, and it hasn't lowered Baltimore fans' expectations.
There's a handful of games that Ravens Nation had circled on their calendars since the schedules were released. The outcome of these games will likely decide if Baltimore is cruising toward another AFC North title or clawing for that last wild-card spot.