An early look at the Ravens' 2014 opponents
It's never too early to think about next season. Baltimore Sun reporter Jeff Zrebiec looks at each opponent that the Ravens will face in 2014 and how that team fared this past season. The opponents are listed in alphabetical order, because the complete schedule has yet to be announced.
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vs. Atlanta Falcons( Daniel Shirey, USA Today Sports / December 29, 2013 )
2013 record: 4-12 (third place in NFC South)
Skinny: Cue up the inevitable comparisons between the Ravens' Joe Flacco and the Falcons' Matt Ryan, two quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2008 draft. Considered a Super Bowl contender at the start of the season, the Falcons floundered and will watch the playoffs from home for just the second time since 2008.