What They Did In 2012-2013: Currently In Super Bowl XLVII
The Baltimore Ravens emerged as the AFC representative in the Super Bowl after a subpar regular season that involved plenty of injuries and changes across the board.
Regardless of the outcome of the Super Bowl, the Ravens will be a playoff contender next season despite the pending retirement of Ray Lewis and the unknown future of Ed Reed.
Joe Flacco and Jim Caldwell have ultimately formed a good working relationship, one where the Ravens are able to utilize the variety of young talent that surrounds them.
Certainly, the defense has stepped up its game in recent weeks, and next year should prove to be more of the same. Lardarius Webb, arguably one of the five best cornerbacks in the NFL, returns after tearing his ACL midseason. Jameel McClain also returns from injury after producing a very successful regular season.
Tough decisions will be made, most notably on Paul Kruger, Dannel Ellerbe and Cary Williams. Two are likely to depart, and their needs must be filled through the draft.
It's tough to envision a scenario where the Ravens don't return to the postseason.
Verdict: They Will Make The Playoffs Next Season