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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Brendon Ayanbadejo #51 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Ravens Hope Familiarity Breeds Success In The Super Bowl

The Ravens may appear old, but are actually a young football team. Very few players on the roster have experienced a Super Bowl. As the countdown begins, the coaches will be looking for anything thing they can to give them an edge on Sunday. And experience happens to be one of them.

01/27/2013

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Ravens’ Offensive Line Is A Big Reason For Recent Success

There’s no doubt that Joe Flacco has taken the sports world by storm with his exceptional passes. But this is the same Joe Flacco we’ve seen all season. The difference lies in the offensive line.

01/26/2013

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Dannell Ellerbe #59 of the Baltimore Ravens intercepts a pass by Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Ravens Opt To Rest Dannell Ellerbe With Super Bowl Approaching

Baltimore has a week to prepare for the Super Bowl. With the extra bye week made available to both teams, the Ravens will use this time to get players healthy. Haloti Ngata and Dannell Ellerbe are just some of the players who will use this time to heal old wounds.

01/25/2013

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: A fan of the Baltimore Ravens holds up a sign in support of Ray Lewis #52 which reads 'With Ray All Things Are Possible #52' against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Ravens Would Not Be Denied A Championship In 2000

The Ravens are a victory away from the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Ravens haven’t felt the gratification of that feat in over 13 years. Back then, a team didn’t need a quarterback to win a championship. A strong running game and a great defense is all you needed. That’s exactly what Baltimore had.

01/24/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 12: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball against nose tackle B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Ravens Will Focus Gameplan On Containing Colin Kaepernick

The Ravens will play against a dynamic quarterback in Colin Kaepernick. He has the ability to beat you with his legs and his arm. If the Ravens want to walk away from New Orleans as Super Bowl Champions, they’ll need to contain him and a plethora of other weapons on the 49ers squad.

01/23/2013

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Marshal Yanda #73 and Vonta Leach #44 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrate after defeating the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Ravens Have A Great Chance To Win The Super Bowl

The Ravens have been the underdogs since the postseason started. No one outside the city of Baltimore predicted the Ravens to make it to the Super Bowl. Now that they’ve arrived, they will once again be the underdogs, but if this season is any indication, Baltimore has a great chance in pulling the upset.

01/22/2013

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with owner Steve Bisciotti after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens Clinch Super Bowl Berth With Convincing Victory Against The Patriots

There would be no last second field goal attempts needed. No catches in the corner of the end-zone necessary. The Ravens went into Foxborough and took the AFC Championship. Baltimore needed a complete performance from both their offense and defense to get the job done, and they got just that.

01/21/2013

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with fans in the stands after the Ravens won 38-35 in the second overtime against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

What A Difference A Year Makes For The Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have been in this stage before. A year ago, Baltimore was 30 seconds away from a Super Bowl berth. But it wasn’t meant to be. The dropped pass and the missed kick remain in the hearts of even the most fair-weather Ravens fans. But the Ravens have another opportunity presented to them. And they plan to make the most of it.

01/20/2013

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 30: Bernard Pierce #30 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled by Wallace Gilberry #95 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Ravens Slightly Banged Up Heading To New England

The Baltimore Ravens are set to travel to New England to battle the Patriots. The Ravens will enter the game close to full strength. But they have key players that will enter the contest slightly banged up.

01/19/2013

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 13: Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball after an interception against the Houston Texans during the 2013 AFC Divisional Playoffs game at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ravens Need To Slow Down High-Octane Patriots Offense

The Ravens will face a future Hall of Famer for the second week in a row. And for the second week in a row, they’ll do so on the road. If Baltimore wants to earn a trip to the Super Bowl, they’ll need to slow down a Patriots offense that can put points on the board in bunches.

01/18/2013

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: (L-R) Ray Rice #27 and Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrate after Rice scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ravens Will Go As Far As Joe Flacco Takes Them

The Ravens have been in this situation before: Championship Sunday against the Patriots. Baltimore has a chance to defeat a bitter rival and get one step closer to hoisting the Lombardi trophy. To accomplish this feat, they’ll need Flacco to play exceptionally well. But if history is any indication, the Ravens won’t have to worry about that.

01/17/2013

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Ravens’ Defense Must Step It Up Against Patriots

The Ravens are back in the AFC Championship game for the second straight season. They’ve already defeated the Patriots once this year, and they’re looking to shock the world once again. But if they think the tasks get any easier, they’ll be sadly mistaken. They’ll have to play flawless once again to earn a trip to the Super Bowl. And it starts with stopping Tom Brady.

01/16/2013

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