B-Mitch talks Super Bowl with John Harbaugh
The first time the Ravens ventured into the red zone during the playoffs, Ray Rice uncharacteristically lost a fumble.
Then they stalled at the 5-yard line and settled for a field goal.
In eight trips inside the opponents’ 20, they've punched in touchdowns eight times, running the ball successfully three times on runs of 2 yards and 1 by Rice and 2 yards from fullback Vonta Leach.
Flacco has completed red zone TD passes of 20, 18, 5, 3 and 11 yards. The 20-yarder to Dennis Pitta occurred after the Ravens were pushed back from the 15 because of a penalty so it still registers as a red zone TD.
After looking shaky on the road at times, the offense saved its best for away games in the playoffs. The Ravens went 1-for-1 at the Denver Broncos and 4-for-4 at the New England Patriots in the AFC championship last week. That's scoring touchdowns 8 out of 10 times for the playoffs compared with 11-for-20 in eight regular-season games away from home.
"I always believed confidence usually follows success. You can be fake confident. If you haven’t really done anything, you can kind of walk around with a false bravado," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "Our guys ... (they're) hungry. Humble and hungry -- that’s something we hear around here a lot. But, to have success, especially in the last couple of weeks the way we have, is definitely going to generate some confidence."