Everybody doubted them last week Everybody doubted them this week. The Baltimore Ravens are a team of destiny however
and are going to the Superbowl! The Ravens showed what a healthy defense can do getting Tom Brady to throw 2 interceptions and holding the New England Patriots to just 13 points.
Joe Flacco, on the otherhand, looked flawless and threw 3 marvelous TD pass despite windy conditions. Ray Rice also ran for a TD score.
The Ravens are going to another Superbowl!!!
Final Score: Ravens 28 Patriots 13
It is not very often that you get to see a rematch of the previoys year’s AFC Championship game. Today that will happen in the Ravens vs Patriots matchup. Last year’s AFC championship gam ended badly for the Baltimore Ravens due to a Lee Evans mistake in the end zone as well as a missed kick by Billy Cundiff.
This year may be different however. The Ravens have a great new rookie field goal kicker in Justin Tucker. They have also added speedster WR Jacoby Jones to the roster. The Baltimore Ravens also have a new offensive coordinator now and have been averaging 28 points per game since Jim Caldwell took over the offense.
We all know that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots can put up some points. The key to beating New England is by keeping close and then making the needed stops on defense. The Ravens usually play the Patriots very tough and if any team can go up to New England and win it is the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens vs Broncos playoff game was probably the best win for the Baltimore Ravens since the Superbowl victory in 2000! Almost nobody gave the AFC North Champion Ravens a chance to win against the Denver Broncos. Even most of the Baltimore area sports analysts were picking Denver to win. Who knew? Who knew the the offensive line would play outstanding for the Ravens? Who knew that Joe Flacco would outplay Peyton Manning and throw for over 300 yards and 3 TDs? Who knew that Torrey Smith would torch DB Champ Bailey time and time again? Who knew the the Baltimore Ravens would put up 38 points on what was considered one of the best defenses in the NFL?
What most analysts did not take into consideration is the heart of this Ravens team. This is a team of destiny. Maybe they didn’t know that the Ravens are hungry and are tired of getting knocked out of the playoffs like they did n the last 4 years. The Ravens are back baby with unfinished business! Our strong willed emotional leader Ray Lewis is back for his last ride baby!
Yesterday’s win against the Broncos was a total team effort on both offense and defense. The only negative was the special teams coverage which gave up 2 TDs and made the win harder to get than it should have been. The game itself was a high scoring battle going back and forth eventually going into double overtime. After the way the season ended last year, it was only fitting that the victory came on a long field goal by rookie Justin Tucker. In conclusion, the Ravens find themselves right where they need to be after this game. The Ravens are back in the AFC championship and one win away from the Superbowl.
Final Score: Ravens 38 Broncos 35
So far Joe Flacco and Peyton Manning have been going toe to toe and blow for blow! Champ Bailey can not handle the speed of WR Torrey Smith who has already caught 2 TD passes for the Baltimore Ravens.
Ray Rice although running okay, has not been much of a factor in the first half. The Ravens will need to get him more involved in the 2nd half.
Halftime Score: Ravens 21 Broncos 21
Today’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos will feature the two legendary football icons Ray Lewis and Peyton Manning. This could possibly be the last NFL game for Ray Lewis. Let’s hope not!!! The Ravens will need to keep the same intensity that they had last week against the Indianapolis Colts.
Peyton Manning has given the Baltimore Ravens a lot of problems in the past. Let’s hope the defense can put some pressure on him and let’s hope Ray Lewis keeps them fired up. The Ravens will also need a strong running game and Joe Flacco will have to be on point in order for the Ravens to win this one in Denver.