The Baltimore Ravens were supposed to be a pretty special team last season. Instead they were a burning pile of disappointment and despair. Many analysts have gone far away from the Ravens as a contender. The problems they faced last season are the freshest things in our memories. But the Ravens have already attacked the offseason like they are preparing to do something special. It’s hard to blame them. When the Ravens are counted out, they have been at their best.
The Ravens have a lot going for them. The first thing of course is that last season had more than its share of bad luck. With 20 players on injured reserve, their first round pick not even playing and a tough schedule, the 2015 Ravens crumbled under the perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances. Ravens fans have seen bad years before, but nothing was ever quite like that. The Ravens lost so many close games, making it seem like they weren’t far away from being good. It’s hard to imagine a season quite like that ever happening again (But knock on wood).
Here are the five reasons why 2016 can be different. Here are the five reasons why the Ravens can fight for a chance in Super Bowl 51.
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