RealClearSports
Advertisement

Year of Manning, Brady? Tell It to Ravens

AP Photo

The quarterback is unlikely. The defense is aging. The team is improbable.

So how in the world do you explain these Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl?

Even in their moments of triumph after beating the Patriots 28-13 in the AFC title game Sunday night, it was hard to figure out just how the Ravens pulled this unexpected journey off. This was a team that was supposed to stop by the playoffs, nothing more. By now, everyone figured, the Ravens would have given a gold watch to its retiring linebacker Ray Lewis and gotten out of the way.

Yet, here they are.

Yet, there they go.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Midseason Move to Caldwell Paying Off

Don Banks, Sports Illustrated - January 16, 2013

 Everyone understood it was a bold and risky move to make at such a vital position so late in the season. But that Harbaugh guy clearly knew what he was doing, because it has quickly elevated his team's offensive production... more »

How Final 4 Teams Are Better (Or Not)

Alex Marvez, Fox Sports - January 20, 2013

Three of the four teams in Sunday's NFL conference championship games have this in common. New England, Baltimore and San Francisco were all in the same spot last season and all fell short of winning a Super Bowl. The 49ers,... more »

Expect No Huddle, No Mercy From Patriots

Gerry Callahan, Boston Herald - January 15, 2013

We’ll say this for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. They have a lot more class than your New England Patriots. Manning famously waited in an empty locker room to congratulate Ray Lewis after Baltimore upset the... more »

Ravens Need to Hurry Against No-Huddle

Matt Vensel, Baltimore Sun - January 19, 2013

Having grown up in Annapolis, Bill Belichick remembers watching quarterback Johnny Unitas, one of the NFL's pioneers of the pass, drive the Baltimore Colts up and down the field with their version of the two-minute drill. At the... more »

Flacco, Ryan Used to Being Snubbed

Peter Schrager, Fox Sports - January 18, 2013

It’s Week 5 and the Baltimore Ravens just moved into sole possession of first place in the AFC North with a 9-6 win in Kansas City. The defense played well, the running game was solid, and the victory marks the team’s... more »