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Will the World Champion Baltimore Ravens get off to a fast start in 2013, the year following their Super Bowl victory?
Let’s go back one year. The New York Giants won the Super Bowl after the 2011 season. In their first game of the 2012 season, the Giants lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 24-17, not exactly the start they were hoping for after their Super Bowl win.
Go back another year; with their 25-14 win over the Atlanta Falcons on October 9, 2011, the Green Bay Packers became the seventh Super Bowl champion in NFL history to start the following season 5-0. The Packers eventually ran their record to 13-0 that season, becoming only the second Super Bowl champion in history to start the following season 13-0 (the Broncos first did it in 1998 after winning the Super Bowl at the end of the ’97 season).