Heartbreaking Thoughts on the Ravens Loss to the Patriots in the AFC Title Game

Heartbreaking.

There are many ways to lose a football but one of the worst may be a botched Field Goal, especially a chip shot from Thirty yards.

The playoffs for the Ravens will be defined yet again by missed opportunities and underwhelming performances. This one hurts but then again they all do. It hurts because the Ravens did much of what they needed to do to beat the Patriots on the road. They slowed down the New England attack as Tom Brady didn’t throw a touchdown pass. They also got the Patriots to turn the ball over three times. In the end it comes down to making a relatively easy kick to go to Overtime.

Wide Left.

Let’s get this over with. My thoughts on the game.

So here we are again Ravens fans. Just short. This team has had consistent success in the Harbaugh era – four playoff trips in as many seasons, with two AFC championship appearances. However, the Super Bowl trip remains elusive. Still there were a few firsts under John Harbaugh’swatch, his First AFC North division title and his First Home playoff game to add to his resume. All that remains is a chance to play in the big game. That will be a sticking point among the fan base this week as they vent over missing another chance at greatness. Still this team went through personnel changes heading into the season and came out better than the 2010 edition which is saying something since expectations may not have been as high Week One. All that changed of course after a home shellacking of the rival Steelers. The team went from maybe making the post-season to a Super Bowl contender in one game. That’s quite a turnaround. Still the inability to the close it out will stick in the minds of the Ravens nation all off-season. What needs to happen in order for them to get over the hump? It’s the price of success. It was another great season even though right now it doesn’t feel that way.

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