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Ravens Flying High

Posted by Friday, January 20, 2012




We all know the Patriots have a pretty good offense, but the Ravens have a pretty good TEAM.

Yes, we are well aware that the Patriots have a high powered offense behind the likes of Tom Brady, Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski. And I understand that the media has an infatuation with the Patriots and they will continue to sing their high praises; so I think Ravens fans occasionally need to be reminded of all the good things we have going on in Baltimore since the media won’t.

The Ravens are one of the more balanced teams still remaining in the playoffs. We have seven Pro Bowlers, four on defense and three on the offensive side. Our Ravens have had a pretty darn good season up to this point, and here are some of the highlights…the rest is still unwritten.

* Offensive star, Ray Rice led the league in yards from scrimmage with over 2,000 including a 200+ yard outing against the Browns.

* Joe Flacco can register his 50th career win on Sunday, and he already holds the record for the most wins of any QB in his first four years in the league. And we can’t forget he also delivered the 92 yard drive against the Steelers that made each and every one of us jump off our couches in pure excitement and disbelief.

* Torrey Smith’s first three career receptions went for touchdowns, and he tied A.J. Green with the most TD’s for a rookie with seven.

* Against the Cardinals Anquan Boldin put this team on his back and helped deliver the largest comeback victory in franchise history.

* Terrell Suggs led the league in forced fumbles with seven and set a franchise record with his 82.5 sacks (14 this season). And not to mention he’s a top candidate for Defensive Player of the Year.

* Ray Lewis still led the team in tackles in his 16th season and became the first linebacker to register at least 40 sacks and 30 interceptions in his career.

* Ed Reed set an NFL record last weekend with his 8th career interception in the playoffs.

* Lardarius Webb has had an outstanding year; he led the team in passes defended and also recorded interception numbers six and seven last weekend.

* In dramatic opening day fashion the Ravens forced seven turnovers and scored 35 points which was the most ever against the Steelers.

* The Ravens 3rd ranked defense also scored three TD’s against the Jets and tied a franchise record with nine sacks against the 49ers.

* The Ravens went undefeated at home, swept the division, and didn’t have a single penalty last weekend, all which were firsts in franchise history.

So see? No matter how much we are disrespected by the media, Ravens fans have been able to savor a lot of moments so far this season. Our journey however, is far from over.

The Ravens have the defense that can fluster Tom Brady and knock down the Patriots offense. Not to mention an offense that will be able to pound the ball with Rice and Williams, and Flacco who will be able to pick apart their secondary. Boldin will expose you if you leave him matched up one on one and Evans and Smith are much faster than anyone the Pats can put on them downfield (receivers just need to focus on catching the ball).

So whether you will be joining me on the road to paint New England purple or watching from home or a bar across the country, lift up your glasses and toast to our boys bringing home that AFC Championship trophy!

Let’s go and show the world why we deserve to be Champions
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2 comments

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. AWESOME SUMMARY!!!

     
  3. Anonymous Says:
  4. A great reminder of just how awesome our Ravens are!

     

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