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Ravens Pull Off the "Impossible"

Virtually no one gave the Ravens a chance to go to Denver and come out with a win vs. Peyton Manning and the "vaunted" Denver defense but they did and they played hard for 90 minutes of football to boot.

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The Baltimore Ravens had everything going against them yesterday against the Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs and for much of the game it looked as if they would fold under the pressure. Not this team, not this year, not this time. The Ravens went into Denver, one mile above seas level and did what what needed to be done to win the game.

One thing is for sure, these Ravens have some fight in them and there is still much fighting to do. The Ravens will now move on the the AFC Championship game for the second straight season and they look primed to do some damage. the offense has never looked better than it does under new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. The offensive line has never looked better than they do with the current starting five. I'd actually take Kelechi Osemele over Ben Grubbs any day at left guard.

The defense, although the Broncos did score 30+, did a great job against Peyton Manning and the Denver offense. 14 of those points came from special teams blunders. If anything the special teams needs to pull themselves together and get on pace with the rest of the group.

Yesterdays game was a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Huge plays by the offense and defense and huge letdowns all throughout the game. In the end the Raven pulled it out as the better team. what a great game.One that will live on in Ravens and Ray Lewis' history for years. I'm so glad I never gave up and turned off the television like I wanted to all game. Congrats to the purple and black nation. We earned this one let's relish i it for a while!!