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The Baltimore Ravens’ 5 Biggest Games of 2014

Baltimore Ravens' Biggest Games In 2014 Season

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The Baltimore Ravens were Super Bowl Champions two seasons ago. After losing their final two games of the season in 2013, they were left on the outside of the playoffs for the first time since 2007, which was before Joe Flacco and John Harbaugh. They have added playmaker Steve Smith to the offense, but the Ravens still need to address the Ray Rice situation. Baltimore has a favorable 2014 schedule. Here are their five biggest games.

5. Week 12 at New Orleans

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5. Week 12 at New Orleans

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The Ravens' lone Monday night game of the season takes them to New Orleans to take on the Saints. This will be Baltimore's first trip to The Big Easy since winning Super Bowl XLVII. In a potential game of two playoff-caliber teams, hopefully all of the lights will be working this time around.

4. Week 5 at Indianapolis

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4. Week 5 at Indianapolis

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In his six seasons, Joe Flacco has yet to miss a start under center for the Ravens. In this meeting, he will take on a quarterback in Andrew Luck who is trying to get to that Super Bowl winning status that Flacco has already reached. This will also be a rematch of Luck's first ever playoff game. It was the same game that also began Flacco's journey to the Big Game.

3. Week 2 vs. Pittsburgh

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3. Week 2 vs. Pittsburgh

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Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh is always a hard-fought physical battle. It was rare to see neither team in the playoffs last year. Their first meeting in 2014 will kick off the Thursday night slate of games. Hopefully this time, only the players will be on the field of play trying to get an early lead within the division.

2. Week 8 at Cincinnati

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2. Week 8 at Cincinnati

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Cincinnati is becoming a difficult place to win at for visiting teams. It was the Bengals who claimed the AFC North a season ago. In the final week of the season last year, it was the Bengals knocking out the Ravens from playoff contention. In a physical game, the Ravens will be looking for some payback.

1. Week 9 at Pittsburgh

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1. Week 9 at Pittsburgh

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The Ravens vs. Steelers has been one of the best rivalries of late. While the Seahawks and 49ers may have taken the top spot away from them, this is still a must see game. It is no accident that both of their meetings are generally prime time games. This game will be difficult for the Ravens. It is at the midway point of the season and also the second of back-to-back physical divisional road games. It could make or break the Ravens' season.

Nick Schaeflein is a Sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ptchr2424 or add him to your network on Google.