Takeaways fueling Ravens' playoff run

Football Outsiders takes a look at the upsets of the divisional playoffs, why they happened and what awaits the victors in the championship round.

Originally Published: January 12, 2009
By Ned Macey | Football Outsiders

If you write about upsets every week of the NFL season, this past weekend was a fat kid in the candy store moment. On the weekend when home teams historically have won the majority of games, three road teams toppled their rested opponents.

Rather than focus on one upset, we look at all three and what they mean for next weekend's championship games. In each game, a handful of plays swung the winning team's way and show what the team needs to do to advance to the Super Bowl.


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