It was fun seeing Pittsburgh lose, but Broncos’ win may cost Ravens Super Bowl

January 10, 2012 | Peter Dilutis

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The stage will be set for this aging Ravens defense and linebacking corps as they attempt to control Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, and Rob Gronkowski.

That’s a very, very tough proposition for this Ravens team at this time.

So many positive developments have unfolded for the Purple and Black this season. The Torrey Smith catch. The 49ers win over Pittsburgh. The big win at Cincinnati in week 17. Finally getting a home playoff game back in Baltimore.

Getting to the Super Bowl has a lot to do with luck. Green Bay might lose this weekend because they are facing perhaps the hottest team in football in the Giants. A Super Bowl contender in Pittsburgh had everything stacked against them in Denver and now they’re probably putting the flag back in the 18th hole as I type.

The Ravens may fall victim to tough circumstances if they in fact have to end up going to New England for the AFC Championship.

Excuse me…

The Ravens may fall victim to tough circumstances WHEN they in fact have to end up going to New England for the AFC Championship.

New England is not losing to Denver. Period.

And the Ravens are NOT losing to the Houston Texans.

Ravens. Patriots. Foxborough….

Ravens, Steelers, M&T Bank Stadium…That has a lot better ring to it for Ravens fans who have any interest in seeing the purple and black busses heading out I-70 to Indianapolis in a few weeks.

Maybe, just maybe, all of you who jumped off  your respective couches when Demaryius Thomas went 80 yards for the game-winning touchdown Sunday might regret all of that karma you sent Denver’s way when Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are hosting the Lamar Hunt trophy 12 days from now.

Be careful what you wish for…