Yesterday during Christmas Eve gatherings family and friends seemed more proud and stood a little taller when they discussed the Ravens or rocked their purple or their Ravens gear.
One game can make a big difference.
And it has!
Our resident NFL historian here at RSR, Kurt Backert, shared some interesting historical facts. Collectively they may not represent what WILL happen over the next couple of weeks however, in the NFL, history does have a way of repeating itself.
Let us take you on a little trip down memory lane, circa 2000.
In 2000 the Ravens beat the Cowboys and Giants and lost on the road to the Redskins. They’ve done that this season as well. They also had to endure a rather awkward losing streak in 2000. Then the Ravens lost 3 straight when they dropped from (5-1) to (5-4) while managing to score a total of just 15 points.
Afterwards the Ravens never lost again.
The 2000 rendition of the purple and black also lost a home game to the Steelers that season while winning one on the road.
Once Brian Billick allowed the use of the “P” word, the Ravens road to the Super Bowl included a home win as the fourth seed in the playoffs against the fifth-seeded Broncos followed by two tough road games – one against the No. 1 seeded Tennessee Titans and then a cross-country roadie against the No. 2 seed, the Oakland Raiders.
Could it be that the Ravens host another set of horses as the fourth seed in 2012, the Indianapolis Colts, only to hit the road to face the No. 1 seed, this time another team that originally hails from Houston? And then follow that up with a westward bound plane trip to Denver to take on the No. 2 seed?
It’s going to be fun.
Happy Festivus everyone!
Kurt Backert co-authored this blog