The Ravens will need Joe Flacco to step up, but the most important ingredient in beating New England is the defense’s ability to slow down quarterback Tom Brady.
Ravens' statement to NFL: Better not write us off. No need for a run game when middle of field is wide open. Both offensive line and Flacco deserve credit. This healthy, productive team is what front office envisioned.
Contrary to recent hot talking points, the Ravens are stocked with locker room elders that control the environment and influence young players.
Joe Flacco must continue to raise his game, Jimmy Smith must get back on the field, the Ravens must become road warriors and the offensive line must stay healthy.
Four reasons the Ravens' win was massively important. It's time to stop treating Justin Tucker like a 'typical kicker.' While it improved, nobody can sugarcoat the offense's performance Sunday.
Generally, a team beats itself in one of two ways: turnovers or penalties. After fixing last season's turnover problem, the Ravens are now trying to nip their game-changing penalties in the bud.
More than half of the division winners with a seven or more regular-season losses since 2010 went on to win their first-round playoff game.
Bottom line: Ravens needed to play better against great opponent. Ravens won battle against Ezekiel Elliott, but lost war overall on defense. Joe Flacco's statement wasn't all that crazy. Enjoy watching Steve Smith while you still can.