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What We Learned From Ravens' Super Bowl Win

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The regular season is about getting to the playoffs and nothing else. First-round byes, homefield advantage and momentum — it's all overrated, as Baltimore proved. Plus, the Ravens show the championship template: Stop the run and play great situational defense.

Mike McCarthy's first goal of every season is to win 10 games. Win 10 of them, the Green Bay Packers' coach has said numerous times, and you'll probably get in the playoffs. And once you're in the playoffs, you've got a chance to win the Super Bowl. The latest example is the Baltimore Ravens, who won the Super Bowl on Sunday after finishing 10-6 in the regular season. Recent history has shown... Recommended Stories