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Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens Look to Build Upon Surprise 2008 Success

Published by on May 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The Baltimore Ravens exceeded all reasonable expectations in 2008, overachieving in the eyes of even the most optimistic of purple-clad fans, putting up 11 regular season victories and two more in the postseason before losing in the AFC Championship game to division rival Pittsburgh. 

As exciting as last season was, for both the team and fans, that overachievement comes at a price—that of raised expectations.

Rookie head coach John Harbaugh, along with his rookie quarterback Joe Flacco, set the bar extremely high in their inaugural seasons in Charm City.  Based on their successes of 2008, anything less than a trip to Miami for Super Bowl XLIV could potentially be considered a regression.


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