I feel that every game that’s played lessons can be learned from them, the AFC Championship is definitely no exception. One big thing we should have learned is that the “Ray Lewis Retirement Party” will not happen in Foxboro, Massachusetts, regardless what a billboard says, but it will happen in the Crescent City of New Orleans, Louisiana good or bad.
Another that we may have re-learned is that if keep consistent pressure on and never let up on Tom Brady, he can be rattled and cause him to make crucial mistakes, thus it can result in victory for your team. Also streaks are meant to end as Brady was an unheard of 67-0 going into this game leading a home game at home which includes playoffs. With the win tonight Joe Flacco won his sixth road win in his playoff career, which is the most in NFL history.
As for the Patriots, they need a legit a running threat and you can’t win a Super Bowl with being one dimensional. Not to mention they need games like this to get knocked off their mountain top and knock off a lot of their band wagon fans and build up a loyal fan base.