Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens delivers a pass against the Minnesota Vikings during NFL action at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 18, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The Vikings defeated the Ravens 33-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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 (10-5) led 24-7 at halftime and cruised behind a short-handed defense that harassed quarterback Eli Manning and limited New York to 186 yards. Playing its second game with Jim Caldwell as offensive coordinator, Baltimore scored touchdowns on its first two possessions and amassed a season-high 533 yards -- 289 in the first half alone. ''It's about execution, man. It's a simple word, but it's a very tough task to do,'' said running back Ray Rice, who ran for...
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