Vegas likely will peg the Packers, 49ers and Patriots as bigger favorites this summer, but the champs get my ultimate respect. The Ravens were an underdog in Denver, in New England and in the Super Bowl. They won all three. They have an elite quarterback — yes, he’s elite — and the hearts of champions. Their schedule won’t be easy — AFC North and NFC North opponents — but it wasn’t easy this year. As coach John Harbaugh told his team during the blackout in Sunday’s Super Bowl, “Ain’t no mountain high enough . . .” - Peter Schrager
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