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5. Facing a lot of star power throughout the team's 2013 season schedule.
The Ravens, who have the NFL's fifth-toughest schedule based on 2012 records, will play a lot of good teams in 2013, including seven that were in the playoffs a season ago. But they must also butt helmets with some of the NFL's standout individuals. Star quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers all got votes for NFL Offensive player of the Year last year, as did stud wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Running back Adrian Peterson, who won that award and was also named Most Valuable Player, is also on the schedule. So are NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt (above) and the runner-up, Von Miller. Yikes.
October 15, 2012