The Baltimore Ravens have made some great moves this off-season to really improve the team. Like their arch rivals the Steelers, anyone who thinks the Ravens are just another great "D" are in for a big surprise. The Ravens have all the tools to be an offensive powerhouse. That is with or without Jared Gaither at right tackle on the offensive line.
What will hold the Ravens back from winning the AFC North, and taking home field advantage throughout the playoffs? They have one tough schedule. On top of that, two of the old guard warriors on defense have to stay healthy if they want to keep those old bodies on the field. No matter how good their fill-ins, not having Ray Lewis and Ed Reed out there will hurt.
So I have the Ravens at 12-4 and finishing just behind the Steelers. This will set up another AFC Championship potentially in Pittsburgh. You may not agree with my analysis or predictions, so feel free to chime in.