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The Ravens look like the best team in the AFC at the moment, thanks largely in part to their stifling defense. They’re starting to look like the same unit that carried the Ravens to a Super Bowl title over a decade ago, which has to be a scary thought for any opposing quarterback—much less an unproven rookie like Gabbert.
John Harbaugh’s defense in the middle is undoubtedly the league’s best, with stars Haloti Ngata, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed wreaking havoc in between the hash marks. On the other side, what was once a weakness is quickly becoming a strength, as the Ravens offense looks pretty complete itself.
Quarterback Joe Flacco is taking the next step in his career, and he now has plenty of weapons at his disposal, like fantasy stud Ray Rice and rookie speedster Torrey Smith.
Jacksonville looks overmatched in this one, which could be over by halftime.