Ravens defeat Broncos 38-35 to advance to AFC Championship gameImage Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

That right there ladies and gentleman is why they play the games.

There was no way the Ravens old defense could stop Peyton Manning. The was no way Joe Flacco could out-perform one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. There was no way that Torrey Smith would burn Champ Bailey all damn day.

Until the two teams stepped foot on the field and did all three.

I told you they’d win.

For the second consecutive season, the Ravens are on their way to the AFC Championship game. In all likelihood, they’ll be revisiting the Patriots just like they did a year ago.

Ray Lewis’ career and the season rolls on. What a game.

Go Ravens.