Ravens ranked second in power rankings

It's no secret that the Ravens were serious about winning it all going into this season and the signings in the offseason definitely prove that.

There has been prediction after prediction and they all place the Ravens high atop their lists of best teams in the league. Some even are predicting the Super Bowl this season.

The signing of T.J. Houshmandzadeh puts the Ravens, at least in Si.com's Don Banks' mind, second only behind the Saints.

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There's no other way to read the signing of veteran receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh this week but as another indication that Baltimore means business this year. The Ravens are loading up to take their best possible Super Bowl shot, and saw the ex-Bengals receiver as a particularly valuable resource in their quest to overtake Cincinnati in the AFC North. This is a Baltimore offense poised to hang some very crooked numbers on more than a few folks this season. On defense, the Ravens secondary just needs to hang in there and survive until it's healthier.