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The numbers say Tom Brady no longer is a top-five quarterback. Brady, meanwhile, says only one number matters: the score. All of which is to say, the status of the New England Patriots star is up for discussion. Where does the three-time Super Bowl champion rank among the NFL's signal-callers today?

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NFL Week 15 -- Ravens at Lions

The Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions enter Monday with identical records, but not-so-identical situations. Detroit is tied atop -- and leads by tiebreaker -- the NFC North. Baltimore is second in the AFC North, tied for the conference's final playoff spot. Moreover, Detroit seems to be playing the most difficult of its final three games this weekend, while Baltimore's tall task is one of three on the way in. Which team stays above .500?

  • Which team will win tonight's game in Detroit? (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)

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  • Which is the toughest of the Ravens' remaining three games?

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  • Which team will win the NFC North?

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  • If the current AFC top five (DEN, NE, CIN, IND, KC) holds, which team will earn the sixth playoff spot?

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  • Will the Lions ever reach an NFC Championship Game with their current core?

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  • Will the Ravens play in another Super Bowl with Joe Flacco as quarterback?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 7,879)

  • Who is the better quarterback?

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  • How much will Matt Elam's "pretty old" Calvin Johnson comments come back to haunt the Ravens this week?

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NFL Week 6 -- Packers at Ravens

The verdict's still out on two of the last three Super Bowl champions, who enter Sunday with a collective 5-4 record. The rebuilt Baltimore Ravens might be deemed a pleasant surprise, especially after a 26-23 road win against the game Miami Dolphins. Green Bay, meanwhile, is treading water, winning big at home and losing close on the road. Will the latter occur again in Maryland -- especially considering Clay Matthews' absence?

Which team will win the Packers-Ravens game in Baltimore?

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  • How concerned should Ravens fans be about Ray Rice's performance this year (2.9 YPC, 2 fumbles)?

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  • How much will Clay Matthews' absence (likely a month) hurt the Packers defense?

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  • Which is the better unit?

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  • Who is the better coach?

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  • How many games will the Packers (2-2) win this season?

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  • Will the Ravens (3-2) make the playoffs?

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  • Will Aaron Rodgers play in another Super Bowl?

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      12%

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  • Will Joe Flacco play in another Super Bowl?

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Broncos fans too sensitive?

Denver Broncos fans didn't exactly need much reason to be fired up for next Thursday's season-opening, playoff rematch against the Baltimore Ravens. But they've got it anyway, in the form of a massive banner featuring opposing QB -- and, you know, reigning Super Bowl champion -- Joe Flacco. To be fair, it's part of a dual-sided promo that also features Peyton Manning, but this hasn't stopped Rocky Mountain faithful from complaining about the images of their Week 1 rival. Did we say fans? Manning himself agrees the banner is a little strange. Yeah, it should be a good game.

  • Are Broncos fans being too sensitive in getting upset about a picture of Joe Flaaco hanging outside Sports Authority Field next to a picture of Peyton Manning?

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  • Who will retire with more Super Bowls?

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  • Is Joe Flacco an elite quarterback?

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  • How do you feel about the NFL kicking off its season on a Thursday night?

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