The Baltimore Ravens aim to join the Pats in the back-to-back club in 2013. During a guest appearance on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access," wide receiver Torrey Smith made it clear he doesn't believe the Ravens will crumble under the weight of expectation.
"I feel like there's no pressure at all," Smith said. "Because nobody expected us to be there in the first place, so the defending title thing is kind of overblown."
NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp -- a Super Bowl winner with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003 -- disagreed with Smith's statement, pointing out that every team will gear up for the Ravens, creating a different feeling to each game.
"We're trying to get No. 2. And for us to get No. 2, we gotta worry about Tampa Bay in our first preseason game," he said. "Before that, the 25th (of July) when we come back, our practice, whatever (coach John) Harbaugh has in store for us. We're grinding, getting ready for that."
If the Ravens repeat, it will be a unique feat of controlled turnover.
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