The Baltimore Ravens finished last season 8-8, failing to make the postseason for the first time since 2007. The Ravens, coming off a Super Bowl title the previous season, started the year 3-5 before winning five straight games and putting themselves in position to make the playoffs. But two straight losses to end the year ended Baltimore's hopes of a Super Bowl repeat.
The Ravens lost tackle Michael Oher this offseason to the Titans, but Baltimore re-signed Eugene Monroe. The most high-profile signing of the offseason was wide receiver Steve Smith, who comes to Baltimore after 13 years and five Pro Bowls in Carolina.
A year after leading the Ravens to the Super Bowl and signing a contract extension with the team, Flacco's numbers regressed in 2013. The quarterback finished the year with 19 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions.
Baltimore opens its season with a home game against AFC North foe Cincinnati, which won the division last year.