The Associated Press
BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-8)
New faces: Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, WR Steve Smith, TE Owen Daniels, rookie LB C.J. Mosely, C Jeremy Zuttah, S Darian Stewart.
Key losses: DL Arthur Jones, OT Michael Oher, CB Corey Graham, S James Ihedigbo, TE Ed Dickson.
Strengths: QB, WR, TE, LB.
Weaknesses: RB, OL, DB.
What’s New: Ravens hope to open up offense under former Texans coach Gary Kubiak, who has installed version of West Coast attack designed to protect quarterback Joe Flacco and improve running game that ranked last in NFL in yards per carry. Flacco was sacked 48 times last year and had more interceptions than TD passes.
Expectations: Baltimore missed postseason last year for first time in coach John Harbaugh’s six seasons. Ravens expect to get back into playoffs, but it’s going to take improvement by defense that lacks depth, and more production from offense that is forced to start untested Rick Wagner at RT.
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