Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 7/2/13
Introduction Going into the 2012 playoffs, many people believed that the Baltimore Ravens were one of the weakest playoff teams and one of the most unlikely to go all the way. Some people even thought they were the worst playoff team and they had good reason to believe so. No playoff team had fewer than the Ravens’ 10 wins. They were coming from the weaker conference (the AFC was 25-39 against the NFC on the season and AFC division winners did not beat a single NFC playoff team in the regular season). No playoff team was “colder” than the Ravens were, having lost 4 of their final 5 games and having just fired their offensive coordinator a few weeks ago. And even when they had a strong record at 9-2, they had done so by winning 5 games by a field goal or less. They were a Ray Rice 4th and 29 conversion (and a questionable call to boot) and a Ben Roethlisberger injury away from not even making the playoffs. However, at the end of the day, it was the Ravens hoisting the Lombardi, going...
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