Ravens post-season numbers were impressive

Ravens post-season numbers were impressive
March 6, 2013, 3:15 pm
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The Ravens sent out of their end-of-season review total, complete with just about every statistic you could find. One thing that was interesting in there was a good look at how effective the offense was in the post-season -- a big reason they won the Super Bowl. 

In the end, the Ravens scored 124 points in their wins over the Colts, Broncons, Patriots and 49ers. According to the team review, the Ravens averaged 410.3 yards per game on offense (134.8 on the ground and 275.5 in the air). That was a big reason for the success as the Ravens were able to move the ball in several different ways. 

Plus, quarterback Joe Flacco's numbers proved to be just about unbeatable. The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player finished with 11 touchdowns and no interceptions-- which might have been the most important stat of them all since it limited the turnovers -- plus an average of 285 yards per game. 

Wide receivers Anquan Boldin stepped up in a big way. He finished the four-game stretch with 22 catches for 380 yards and four touchdowns. Boldin, a veteran, turned out to be the guy Flacco went to in tough situations, and he made a number of difficult catches to spark the offense. 

Jacoby Jones also came up strong in the playoffs. He made a total of five catches for 147 yards, but they were all big ones. His 70-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter of the playoff game in Denver kept the Ravens alive and forced overtime. 

Then, in the Super Bowl, he made a 56-yard touchdown catch, alertly getting up to keep running even after hitting the ground without being touched as the Ravens took a big early lead. In that Super Bowl, of course, he also added the 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown which gave the Ravens a 28-6 lead on the first play of the third quarter.