On Sunday, the Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, and they will attempt to win their second Lombardi Trophy with a roster largely constructed with homegrown players raised in the Ravens Way.
Despite their many differences, the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals can say they share one thing: their approach to Sunday's game at Paul Brown Stadium. The coaches for both teams said their approach to the regular-season finale won't change despite neither team having much at stake.
Defensive coordinator Dean Pees stuck with an aggressive approach, blitzing defenders and using unusual alignments. He lined up safeties James Ihedigbo and Omar Brown as edge pass rushers lined up outside the tackles and shifted outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw to nose guard.