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Ravens are earning honors in 2014

The Ravens have many standout players in 2014 and outsiders are acknowledging it.

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As everyone saw, Elvis Dumervil won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Ryan Tannehill 3.5 times on Sunday. He isn't the only Raven to be honored in 2014. Here are the others recognized by the conference this year:

Justin Tucker took home the AFC Special Teams Player of The Week in Week 3 for his three field goals against the Browns, including the game winner. (What made especially great was that the kicker he replaced did so poorly that day). He also won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month award for November by hitting all seven of his field goal attempts.

C.J. Mosley took home the AFC Defensive Rookie of The Month Award in October. Joe Flacco was the AFC Offensive Player of The Week after his five touchdown game vs. the Buccaneers on Week 6.

Justin Forsett won AFC Offensive Player of The Week on Weeks 10 and 12 for having two consecutive games with 100+ yards and two touchdowns vs. the Titans and Saints.

Also the Ravens should get some fair representation in the Pro Bowl. Starting guards Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele are arguably the best pair of guards in the NFL, Kyle Juszczyk is a dominant fullback, Terrell Suggs and Dumervil are monster pass rushers and Dumervil is tied with Justin Houston for the most sacks in the NFL, Sam Koch is leading his position in Pro Bowl votes, Mosley is second to Luke Keuchly in Pro Bowl votes at the inside linebacker position. Forsett has been a top-five running back in the NFL and Tucker is his usual accurate self.

And that's not mentioning the fact that Mosley has a very real chance of being voted as the Defensive Rookie of The Year.

The Ravens are a much better team than they were in 2013 and the players are getting the recognition that goes with it.