With dominating win over 49ers, Ravens continue on unfamiliar path

November 25, 2011 | Peter Dilutis

Joe Flacco has established himself as a quarterback who can put the offense on his back and lead his team to a win in the toughest of atmospheres. The defense has shown they can dominate games just as they did in 2000.

We’ve seen the Ravens win by passing the ball. We’ve seen them win playing ground and pound, mistake-free football as they did on Thanksgiving. They’ve won while playing ahead. They’ve won when they had to play from behind.

This team is balanced. There is nothing this Ravens team can not do on any given night.

That’s pretty rare here in Baltimore. It really is.

Again, this is a new, different Ravens team. One that I don’t think we’ve seen before, or at least in quite some time here in Charm City.

The first three years under John Harbaugh have been great. It has been a great ride.

But the Ravens and their fans are greedy now. As they should be.

The Baltimore Ravens have earned the right in September, October, and November to play meaningful games in December.

Those games in December will determine just where the Ravens are going to go in 2012.

Personally, I think they’re going to the Super Bowl to play an undefeated Green Bay Packers team.

Agree or disagree with that, but one thing is for certain. This is an unfamiliar path for anyone involved with the Baltimore Ravens, whether we’re talking the fans, coaches, or players.

Hang on for the ride.

Actually, let’s enjoy the ride.

Coming off a beautiful Thanksgiving night for all Baltimore sports fans, let’s all rally together and be thankful for the Ravens, as they really do have a real chance to rise to the forefront of the NFL world over the next two months.

Who’s got it better than us?