Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/20/12
The Baltimore Ravens during the week leading up to the AFC championship game at New England are seemingly on their heels just a bit. Following a much too close for comfort 20-13 win against a feisty Houston Texans team at home, star safety Ed Reed called out his quarterback Joe Flacco over the airwaves, leaving the impression that not all is well in the camp of the 13-4 Ravens. But can they draw strength from what is perceived to be a sign of reeling? Can they take what is the general belief that Flacco can be rattled and galvanize it to go up north on Sunday and come away with a win?   If this Ravens team believes they are anything, it is a team of persistence. From the no flash Flacco, to the tough running style of Ray Rice, to the bruising attitude of Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs, this team’s play is a direct reflection of the way they see themselves. So what are the keys to going to Foxborough and defeating the offensive juggernaut that is Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? ...
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