Birds are Victorious: Ravens and Cardinals Fly away

Bennett KaplanCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2009

Saturday afternoon, and the Tennessee Titans went out to play some ball against the streaking Ravens. The Ravens pulled out a win, and a convincing one at that, winning 13-10, off a late Matt Stover 43-yard field goal. The Baltimore defense collected three more turnovers and proved to be one of the best defenses in the league.

Who says they cant win the AFC championship game? With a decent QB in Rookie Joe Flacco and of course their Pro-Bowl defense, their are no limits to what they can do. 

Later that night, the Cardinals took the field against Carolina, a week after winning their first home playoff game in over 50 years. Jake Delhomme just had an awful day, throwing five interceptions to a run-of-the-mill defense in the Arizona Cardinals.
The key factor in this game you ask? Star wide receivers of course; Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald reeled in eight receptions for 166 yards and a score, while Carolina playmaker Steve Smith touched the ball twice for 43 yards.
If the Panthers had wanted any chance at winning tonight, they would have given the ball to their star wide receiver. How can you make plays if your most dangerous player has two receptions for 43 yards?
You can't.
If they had thrown to him more, you would think that Carolina would have at least put up more of a fight, but all is for naught, because the Cardinals have advanced.
That's all for now, and until next time, I'm Bennett Kaplan and have a good night.