AFC Wild Card Weekend: Keys to a Baltimore Victory at New England

January 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens (9-7) punched their playoff ticket by defeating the Oakland Raiders (5-11) 21-13 in Oakland. 
The game plan they followed to secure the AFC's final playoff spot looked eerily similar to the blueprint used a year ago, when Baltimore reached the AFC Championship Game—limit the amount of time an opposing offense has the ball by putting together a successful running attack. 
Ravens fans all over the country were hoping Baltimore would return to this proven formula that worked so well, especially during the Brian Billick era.
Now it looks like the team finally listened to their toughest critics, as the Ravens have ranked second in the NFL in rushing over the past six weeks.
As Baltimore clinches their second consecutive playoff berth, they will head back to New England to face the 10-6 Patriots, where in Week 4, the Ravens came up 10 yards short of what could've been a game-winning touchdown. 
Baltimore dropped that contest 2...

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