2013 Baltimore Ravens Looking Eerily Similar To 2012 Super Bowl Team
When it comes to the Baltimore Ravens and the last couple of weeks, I get the feeling that I’ve seen all of this before. When you start to look at last year’s Super Bowl team and compare them with the 2013 squad, the parallels start to become mind-numbing.
First off let’s get the bad out of the way. In 2012, the Ravens were blown out in a regular season game against the Denver Broncos, lost a game to backup quarterback Charlie Batch and lost a heartbreaking road game to the Washington Redskins in overtime. In 2013, the Ravens were blown out in a regular season game against the Broncos, lost games to backup QBs Josh McCown and Jason Campbell, and lost a heartbreaking road game to the Chicago Bears in overtime.
Now let’s look at some positive comparisons. In 2012, the Ravens won an ugly home game against the Cleveland Browns, beat the Kansas City Chiefs with only field goals and had a few calls/non-calls go their way, beat the New York Jets convincingly at home to start a hot streak, survived a two-point conversion to beat the Dallas Cowboys and pulled out a miraculous win against the San Diego Chargers (Ray Rice fourth-and-29).
In 2013, the Ravens won an ugly home game against the Browns, beat the Detroit Lions with only field goals and had a few calls/non-calls go their way, beat the New York Giants convincingly at home to start a hot streak, survived a two-point conversion to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and pulled out a miraculous win against the Minnesota Vikings.
Ravens magic in December is starting to become a tradition. There’s no guarantee that the Ravens will win the Super Bowl again, but they proved last year that you just need to get into the dance to have a chance. Two more wins will guarantee them another chance this year.
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