By Michael Huberman
What a difference a year makes.
Much is being made of Joe Flacco vs. Tom Brady in Sunday's AFC Championship Game, but a quarterback matchup is always something of a misnomer. Flacco doesn't face Brady.
The Patriots were scuffling along earlier this season, having already lost to Arizona at home -- Arizona at home! --the Ravens and Seattle.
In the last half of the season, Torrey Smith had become a forgotten piece of the Ravens’ once high-powered offense.