The 2011 Baltimore Ravens finished off their season with a record of 13-5 and lost in the AFC Championship game to the New England Patriots by the score of 23-20 as a +7 point road underdog. The team was champions of the AFC North division and won their division on the strength of two wins against their rival Pittsburgh Steelers. In the AFC divisional playoffs the Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 20-13 as a -7 ½ point favorite. Houston was playing the AFC divisional playoff game with a third string quarterback.
The 2012 regular season win total has been set on the Baltimore Ravens for 10 games. The under ten wins is the current favorite at -125 odds with the take back on over ten games returning -105 odds. The odds for the Baltimore Ravens win total have been pulled from Oddsmaker sportsbook.
Head coach John Harbaugh enters his fifth season with the Ravens. Harbaugh has led the Ravens into the playoffs in each of his four years with the team. The club has won at least one playoff game over that span of four years under the Harbaugh tenure with Baltimore. The defense was good in 2011 once again as the club allowed 16.6 points per game which was third best in the NFL. They were number one in the league allowing just 3.5 yards per rush against average to their opponents. Quarterback Joe Flacco has not been able to lead the club into the Super Bowl despite having a solid run game to go along with a top defensive unit. Flacco has held this Ravens team down as he fails in the team’s biggest spots in critical games. In 2011 the Baltimore signal caller hit on just 57.6% of his passes with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Baltimore was 19th in passing a season ago with just 213 yards through the air per game. Ray Rice was resigned with the team during the offseason. Rice was a vital ingredient to the Ravens offense as the back ran for 1384 yards and caught 76 balls out of the backfield for 704 yards. Rice was efficient running the football with a 4.7 yards per rush average. Ricky Williams has retired so rookie Bernard Pierce and second year back Anthony Allen will compete during training camp for carries in the backfield for the Ravens. Huge injury to linebacker Terrell Suggs in the offseason means he will miss significant action. With John Harbaugh as head coach the Ravens have not won less than ten games so the play is over ten wins for Baltimore at best sports books.