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.