52 reasons the Ravens could win the Super Bowl [Pictures]
It's on. After stunning the Broncos in Denver, the Ravens are headed to New England to take on the Patriots in the AFC Championship game this Sunday. Last Saturday's game was one of the Ravens' greatest victories. It's not hard to imagine them going all the way. In fact, we're counting on it. In honor of Ray Lewis' last post-season, here are 52 reasons the Ravens could win the Super Bowl. -- Sam Sessa and Jordan Bartel
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No. 17: Defense! Defense!( Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun photo )
Since becoming coach, John Harbaugh has beefed up the Ravens' offense, some would argue at the expense of the defense. Halfway through this season, it really showed: The once-celebrated Ravens D was getting run all over. Then they started to step up, thanks in no small part to defensive coordinator Dean Pees. Terrell Suggs came back, followed a few weeks later by Ray Lewis. They've come alive in the post-season. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck didn't know what hit him, and Peyton Manning was picked off twice. Next up: Tom Brady.