Originally written January 14, 2013 on Football Nation:
It's deja-vu all over again for the Ravens.Nearly one year after a Super Bowl appearance literally slipped through their hands in the end zone of the 2011 AFC Championship game against the Patriots, the Ravens will have their chance at redemption this Sunday.After shocking the world and doing the impossible by knocking off Peyton Manning and the white-hot Broncos in Denver, the Ravens got to sit back and watch their fate unfold for next Sunday's AFC Championship game.For the third time in quarterback Joe Flacco's career with Baltimore, they are a mere 60 minutes away from glory.It's been a rough year for the Ravens with a plague of key injuries, head-splitting inconsistencies (especially offensively), a three-game losing streak, and to top it all off, the retirement announcement from their heart and soul, Ray Lewis, less than a week before their Wild Card matchup against the Colts, which they won 24-9.Yet throughout the road bumps and headaches, the Ravens have fough...
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