After their loss to Pittsburgh, a total meltdown that culminated with an embarrassing 113 yards in penalties, I wrote that this team didn't deserve to make the playoffs. They didn't have the discipline or the focus, I felt, to consider themselves one of the AFC's six best teams. To be fair, a lot of fans felt the same way. The way they imploded was infuriating for Ravens fans. What happened Sunday against New England was impossible to foresee after that Pittsburgh game. But I think something happened in the wake of that loss to the Steelers, a game they should have won. I think the team heard the criticism of an entire city, listened to people who were fed up and furious, and decided to pull together and prove everyone wrong. You could see that in coach John Harbaugh's locker room speech about shovels and spears. It no longer mattered what anyone outside the locker room thought, the Ravens had endured a difficult season and found a purpose. So heat up a big plate of crow, and I'll chow down.