The Baltimore Ravens will go into next season with the incentive of knowing that if they win the AFC North title they will be the first ever team to have won the division three straight times since its current four-team configuration started in 2002.
The Ravens, following their back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012, view themselves as the team to beat in the division.
Only one other team has managed what they have, and that is the Steelers, who also won consecutive titles in 2007 and 2008.
The Ravens have reached the playoffs for the past five seasons and coach John Harbaugh will hope his teams attitude and hunger doesn't dip following their Super Bowl win.
The Ravens will face stiff competition to claim their third title. The Bengals have made the playoffs the past two seasons but have not managed to win it since 2009. While the Steelers missed the playoffs in 2012 and will be hoping to put that right this time around.
Winning the AFC North division is always the Ravens' season aim as it ensures them of a playoff spot and at the very least one home playoff match. Although, repeating as Super Bowl champions would be their ultimate goal.
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