After the team and Flacco couldn't agree on an extension or a new deal last summer, Flacco played out the final year of his rookie contract — and struck it big.
Baltimore overcame an assortment of injuries and obstacles to return to the AFC championship game, one victory from reaching the Super Bowl.
The 49ers and Ravens are getting another shot at making the Super Bowl.
The most telling image of Baltimore's game against the Denver Broncos last month was Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco lying flat on his stomach near the goal line after his futile pursuit of cornerback Chris Harris.
More rematches ahead.
The Houston Texans are heading back to New England, where their season began to unravel.
Reggie Wayne has an emphatic message for his teammates. He's got bigger plans for this year's Indianapolis Colts.
Now that they've finally wrapped up another AFC North crown, the Baltimore Ravens intend to get healthy, close out the regular season with a win and take some momentum into the playoffs.
A celebration four weeks in the making featured laughs and hugs, a surprise appearance by team owner Steve Bisciotti and the distribution of hats announcing the Baltimore Ravens' stature as AFC North champions.