With the Colts winning in Houston on Saturday, the dream of an AFC Championship Game in Baltimore is still alive. Should the Ravens win on Sunday, they’ll head to New England – not Kansas City. We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, obviously…just looking at the landscape.
For now, the good guys must discharge the Bolts again for any of this to matter. Let’s take a look at the stats, quotes, notes and more in this playoff edition of the Crab Bag.
KNOW THY ENEMY
RAVENS LOVE TO BE WILD
JANUARY DEFENSIVE DOMINANCE
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“This is what a real team looks like. It’s the best team– T-E-A-M. It’s the best bunch of guys who understand what it means to have each others’ backs, to fight through adversity and never be divided by anything. They block out all the outside, turn to each other for strength and are there for one another. That, to me, is what makes a team. This is the best teamI’ve been around.” – John Harbaugh
HEY, YOU LOOK FAMILIAR! ~ Key Connections
Ravens S Eric Weddle (Alto Loma, CA) was originally selected by San Diego in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. From 2007-15, Weddle posted 813 tackles, 19 INTs (3 returned for TDs), 71 PD and 5 FFs, earning three Pro Bowl nods.
Baltimore offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris served in the same role for the San Diego Chargers from 2013-15.
Ravens director of player engagement Harry Swayne spent 1991-96 on the San Diego Chargers’ roster, and along with Baltimore national scout Lonnie Young ,helped contribute to the team’s 1994 AFC Championship.
Los Angeles offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt served as Baltimore’s tight ends coach from 1997-98.
Chargers Radio Network analyst Daniel Jeremiahbegan his career as a personnel assistant (2003-04) with the Ravens and was then promoted to West Coast area scout (2005-06).
Chargers practice squad TE Vince Mayle played in all 16 games for Baltimore in 2017.
Baltimore, GET UP!