Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he'll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
RUNNING IT BACK
The Ravens beat the New England Patriots, 28-13, in the
RAVENS STUFF, BUT NOT FROM US
The Ravens have banded together in a special postseason run. ... Joe Flacco is silencing his critics and establishing his legacy. ... Joe Flacco proved that he is a Super quarterback. ... The Ravens rode Joe Flacco's arm to the Super Bowl. ... The Ravens were down back in December, but they were never out of the hunt.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
The Patriots blew a Super opportunity. ... Blunders in the red zone led to a disastrous end for the Patriots. ... With key injuries, the Patriots defense failed to produce big plays. ... Wes Welker again left plays on the field in a painful Patriots loss. ... Joe Flacco was the conquering hero when he left Foxborough this time around.
SHAMELESS PLUG OF THE DAY
Have are five things we learned in the AFC championship game.
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