The Ravens’ run blocking rights itself, allowing Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce to punish defenses and keep Baltimore ahead of the chains. Joe Flacco proves he wasn’t playing over his head in last year’s playoffs and turns Torrey Smith into a superweapon while coaxing chain-moving efforts from young (Marlon Brown) and old (Dallas Clark). Lardarius Webb rediscovers his game, Suggs and Dumervil keep meeting at the quarterback and the Ravens take down Cincy in Week 17 to claim the division.
Andy Dalton proves that his last three games were more than one of the great all-time fantasy teases by continuing to deliver on-target throws down the field. The AFC’s best tackle tandem keeps the Ginger Avenger clean while opening holes for Gio Bernard – which is a lot like opening holes for BenJarvus Green-Ellis, only Bernard actually hits the hole before the seasons turn.
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