Five Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Panic About the Baltimore Ravens

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Nov 9, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) carries the ball to score a touchdown in the third quarter against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

It’s way too easy to get caught up in the headlines.  It’s why  we see so many articles that contain “knee jerk reactions” and endless Tweets that declare the seasons of NFL teams “over” and “finished.”  Fans tend to overreact no matter what happens on the field.  History, however, has taught us not to make too many assumptions.

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The Baltimore Ravens have brought about their fair share of overreactions this season.  After destroying the Bucs and lighting up their secondary, there were quite a few people who predicted a Super Bowl run for the team.  After getting humiliated and losing their top cornerback on Sunday night a couple of weeks later, the same people were predicting a complete implosion.

The truth lies somewhere in between.  Ravens fans are lucky that they follow a team that is consistently competitive and seems to effectively compensate for their weaknesses in different ways.  This is a team that made some roster moves following their loss to the Steelers that many called crazy, but yet they worked out OK the following week.

In a super competitive AFC North with six games remaining, the truth is it is crazy to shovel dirt on the Baltimore Ravens right now.  They arguable have just as good a chance at winning the division as anybody else, and they could potentially still make a run beyond that.  Our mission today is to give you reason to hope and avoid overreacting, so here are five reasons why you shouldn’t panic about the 2014 Baltimore Ravens.