Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 12/24/12

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 16: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens throws the ball in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lucas Oli Stadium on January 16, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Joe Flacco was smiling at the end of the game. Maybe a big part of that was a ton of second-guessing criticism was just lifted from his shoulders. I've said it all along--- Flacco makes big-time throws, he just can't always count on his receivers making big-time catches. Well, Sunday, they did... A celebration four weeks in the making featured laughs and hugs, a surprise appearance by team owner Steve Bisciotti and the distribution of hats announcing the Baltimore Ravens' stature as AFC North champions. Joe Flacco threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns, and the Ravens defeated the New York Giants 33-14 Sunday to end a three-game losing streak to secure their second straight division crown. "It feels good," wide receiver Torrey Smith said in the upbeat locker room. "I'm just glad we finally got it done."           The Ravens' beat-up defense was the real hero of the game, however. What a masterpiece of coaching--- and a professional desire to excel
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