There is a reason why the Baltimore Ravens have made a name for themselves over the years winning ugly games. It frustrates and scares the hell out of Ravens fans. But with the frustration brings out what makes the Ravens so great.
As the defending Super Bowl champions, it seems like the mental edge for the Ravens has gotten even stronger with the likes of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed gone. With all of the struggles the Ravens have had this season, they still have a 7-6 record holding the final Wild Card spot in the AFC.
There were many times this season when players could have pointed the finger at each other, especially when the Ravens’ offense couldn’t get out of their own way with the running game struggling, and the passing game showing glimpses of brilliance and stupidity all in one game. The Ravens have stayed strong, and they show why they are one of the elite organizations in all of professional sports.
With the roller coaster of emotions this season, should it make the Ravens stronger? Or make them weaker?
“It probably makes you tough,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh noted after the Ravens defeated the Minnesota Vikings 29-26 in Week 14 via Baltimoreravens.com. “It probably makes you resilient. It probably puts a lot of callouses all over your psyche and your character. When you’ve got callouses on your character, that’s probably a good thing in the end.”
This is a very dangerous team. The Ravens know what it takes to win, and they are the type of team that could go on the road, and do damage in the playoffs. Don’t sleep on them.
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