NEW ORLEANS -- It didn't always appear that the Ravens would get this far.
Altitude is the obvious question for the Ravens going into Saturday’s playoff game at the Denver Broncos.
So will the weather.
Suppose Jovan Belcher had been a Raven. Suppose a member of the team had killed his girlfriend in front of his mother and infant daughter.
The media like to talk about “trap” games in the NFL — those games where a team is looking ahead or is otherwise preoccupied and loses to an inferior opponent.
The Pittsburgh Steelers still have a game to worry about Monday night, though its only against the Kansas City Chiefs.