They took over Gillette Stadium as if it was their own.
Fresh off a 28-13 victory over New England in the AFC Championship game, the Baltimore Ravens stuck around to celebrate.
Exuberant inside linebacker Ray Lewis jumped into the arms of fullback Vonta Leach. Running back Ray Rice and wide receiver Torrey Smith did the Lambeau Leap into a crowd of several hundred Ravens fans who were howling the beat from "Seven Nation Army," which has become the team's unofficial rallying cry. Players hugged each other and ran around the field like school children holding pre-printed posters celebrating the victory.
And to think, five years ago, head coach John Harbaugh had to keep Ravens players from going at each other's throats.
The squad that Harbaugh inherited from predecessor Brian Billick had a major divide. A dominating defense had grown resentful of an offense that wasn't carrying its end of the bargain. This animosity manifested itself during a wild brawl that broke out between both ...