NFL 2010 Playoffs: Baltimore Ravens Have Favorable Matchup in Kansas City

January 4, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While no road to the Super Bowl is ever an easy one, the Baltimore Ravens (12-4) might have caught a big break last Sunday, when they learned their path through the NFL playoffs would start in Kansas City, against a 10-6 Chiefs team, winners of the AFC West.
In Week 17, Baltimore escaped with their 12th win of the season, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 13-7 at M&T Bank Stadium.  The Ravens defense was able to hold off a last-second drive put together by QB Carson Palmer and the Cincinnati offense, avoiding embarrassment and a second-straight season sweep by the Bengals.
However, a win is a win in any sport, and the Ravens victory over Cincinnati propelled Baltimore to their third-straight playoff appearance under head coach John Harbaugh and QB Joe Flacco.
Before Week 17’s slate of games was underway, many fans in Baltimore feared the Ravens playoff berth would take them straight to Indianapolis to face the Colts in the Wild Card round—a place...

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