• Revenge not a motivation for Ravens

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 18, 2013
    But, according to the players, revenge is not one of them. The Ravens lost a heartbreaker, and they'd have to look back at more than 60 years of championship game results to find the last time a team won revenge against the same opponent, after losing the first meeting the year before. From extending inside linebacker Ray Lewis’ last hurrah to getting to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2001 to beating a rival in the New England Patriots, the Ravens have plenty of motivation heading into Sunday’s AFC championship game. The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. Did you get the historical heft of that statement? The last time a team won being in the exact situation Baltimore finds itself this Sunday was more than six decades ago, when the 1951 Los Angeles Rams beat the Cleveland Browns 24-17 in the NFL title game in L.A., after having lost the 1950 NFL championship 30-28 to the Browns in Cleveland. It's an astounding trend.
    • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patriots

      The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
      Source: CNNSI.com

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