The Baltimore Ravens have limped into the NFL playoffs for a fifth-straight season, which means Joe Flacco has led the franchise to the postseason in each of his five seasons as a professional football player. He has taken them as far as the AFC Championship. Baltimore Ravens tickets to see this team at M&T Bank Stadium and abroad will be a chance to see if this club can once again overcome underdog status to shock the rest of the AFC and make a strong case for a trip toNew Orleansto play in Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome.
Flacco has a penchant for playing in the big game. He had been given the freedom to unload his powerful arm by Coach John Harbaugh. This has not always led to the very best during the regular season, with a strong 9-2 beginning eventually breaking down into a 10-6 finish. His main targets have been Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, Dennis Pitta, and Ray Rice. Smith, in particular, has made a major move this season, quickly progressing from a pure return man to a major option on the field. Smith did not lead the team in receiving yards, but he did lead the football team in touchdown receptions. Tight end Pitta has been another terrific option in the red zone.
Running back Ray Rice is a dual threat, running for more than 1,100 yards with 9 touchdowns and catching 61 passes for nearly 500 yards and a single touchdown. Rice has been a dual threat since arriving in the league with Flacco. The Baltimore Ravens had built the entire offense around him, but this season Rice is as much a focal point of the offense as Flacco. Rice could use the break and Flacco could use the vote of confidence. If he is able to play with the confidence he had during those first 11 games then Baltimore Ravens playoff tickets could very well be a return to the AFC Championship and a return to the Super Bowl since the days when Trent Dilfer took snaps.