What’s Fair To Expect Of 2013 Ravens?

Here’s a question to debate as the Ravens open training camp this week, less than six months after winning the Super Bowl: What are appropriate expectations for them in 2013?

Nationally, it seems few analysts are giving them much of a shot to repeat; they’re still considered contenders, but the major sports books list their Super Bowl odds at around 20-1, trailing the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans and New England Patriots in the AFC. That’s bound to upset some fans, but it’s really no surprise considering icons Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are gone, the team could have nine new starters and it’s been eight years since a Super Bowl winner captured a playoff game the next year. That’s a lot of math.

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