As the playoffs draw near, the Ravens get set to avenge their loss in last year's AFC Championship game. The way that game ended was astonishing to Ravens players and fans, neither of whom have forgotten how close they were to Super Bowl XLVI.
After awhile, the shock turned to focus, and while 2012 hasn't been a smooth ride, Baltimore has looked like the best team in the league at times.
Their offense has a lot of potential, and more times than not has delivered. Their defense needs help, and will get it in the form of Ray Lewis' and Bernard Pollard's return from injury. Their special teams have been excellent all the way around.
Who will be the most important players in the playoffs and why? NFL playoff football is more about execution and focus than anything else. Who on the Ravens will make the key plays when they're needed?