Originally Posted by charlesk
Amen to that! Thing that sucks about that for any of the teams fighting for the playoffs out of the AFC North is the fact that because they play in such a tough division they never get the Number 1 seed or homefield (normally). Teams like NE and the Chargers and the Broncos and Colts have gotten them over the past decade bc of the lower quality of competition in their divisions. Let's face it too. No matter how good you are it is tough to win on the road in the playoffs.
Yeah but at the same time, look at this way, playing in a tough division prepares you well which is why our two teams usually can go pretty deep into the playoffs. Besides even though I bet it would been neat sentimentally wise for the Ravens to win the AFC championship at home, there's something to be said about beating the Patriots in NE to win the conference. Hell you guys should have done it last year which is frankly why even though I had NE winning the game, I wasn't surprised at all when the Ravens won the game.