On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Mar. 03, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST Cheerleader Tryouts Become a member of the best cheerleading program in the NFL! Tryouts for the 2018 Baltimore Ravens Cheerleading Squad will be held the weekend of March 3rd at the Merritt Club Downtown.
  • Sat., Mar. 10, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST Playmaker Tryouts The Playmakers are the Ravens promotional team that travels around Baltimore on the days leading up to Ravens home games. At each event they attend, they give out free gifts and tickets to Ravens fans, getting them excited for the upcoming game. Become a member and help get Baltimore ready for gameday!
  • Sat., Mar. 24, 2018 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM EDT Marching Band Tryouts Come join us and become part of the best marching band in the NFL! Baltimore's Marching Ravens are committed to bringing quality musical entertainment and a "traditional football atmosphere" to all Ravens home games. Comprised of more than 150 musicians and equipment crew, Baltimore's Marching Ravens is the largest musical organization associated with the NFL.
  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 8:00 PM EDT NFL Draft Follow the Baltimore Ravens through the 2018 NFL Draft.
  • Thu., May. 31, 2018 5:00 PM EDT Beach Bash Flock to the Beach with the Ravens for our annual Ravens Beach Bash presented by Miller Lite.



Ravens: We Are A Team Of Destiny

Posted Jan 13, 2013

After a comeback win in Denver, Baltimore has clear sights on the Super Bowl.

Ray Lewis often talks of God’s will.
It’s what got Lewis through the pain of last year’s gut-wrenching AFC championship loss. He told himself and his teammates immediately afterwards that it wasn’t meant to be.
But after the Ravens’ 38-35 double overtime win in Denver, Lewis and the Ravens believe more than ever that this is their year to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
“No weapon formed against us shall prosper,” Lewis said. “Because now is God’s will.”
The way in which the Ravens came back, the way in which Joe Flacco’s heave to Jacoby Jones just barely flittered over safety Rahim Moore’s hand for a game-tying 70-yard touchdown.
They’re signs to the Ravens.
“We are the team of destiny,” running back Ray Rice said. “I’ll say it again. We are a team of destiny.”

This Ravens team has dealt with adversity ever since its inception in 2008 with the arrival of Head Coach John Harbaugh, quarterback Joe Flacco, Rice and others.
Baltimore has been to the playoffs five straight years and has yet to reach the Super Bowl.
It reached the AFC championship in 2008 only to stumble in the fourth quarter in Pittsburgh. Two years later, the Ravens had a 14-point lead on the Steelers in the 2010 divisional playoffs only to fumble it away down the stretch.
Then came last year’s AFC championship.
On that night in New England, Lee Evans dropped what would have been a game-winning touchdown pass. Then kicker Billy Cundiff missed what would have been a game-tying 32-yard field goal.
“We fought hard to get back to this point,” quarterback Joe Flacco said.
“We are definitely proud of being here, and we feel like it is going to take a lot for someone to come and kick us off that field come the AFC championship game. We are going to give it our all and we know what it felt like last year. We walked off that field without that win. We know what we’ve put in to get back to this point. It is going to be a great game.”
This season, the Ravens went through even more hardship. Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs suffered a torn Achilles before the season’s start. Lewis tore his triceps in Week 6. Cornerback Lardarius Webb tore his anterior cruciate ligament and many other Ravens have nursed lingering injuries.
Former owner Art Modell died before the season’s start. Torrey Smith’s brother died hours before the Week 3 game with the Patriots.
“We’ve fought through so much adversity, so many things,” cornerback Cary Williams said.

“We’ve dealt with injuries, we’ve dealt with people losing family members. You feel for your brother when you’re going through those things. These are the times that mark the character of a team. We just continue to be resilient and show off.”
So after all that turmoil and still being able to knock off the Broncos, is this finally the year?
“To go through what we’ve gone through the last couple of years, we want to get over the hump,” safety Ed Reed said. “The story’s still being written.”

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos