I remember it like it was yesterday. With 1:44 left on the clock, Joe Flacco drove his Ravens down the field with methodical purpose-- 2nd-and-1 from the 14, he promptly hit Lee Evens right in the hands for the apparent go-ahead touchdown. Knocked away by Sterling Moore. We all know what happened after that.
Billy Cundiff's shanked 32-yard field goal crushed the Ravens' Super Bowl hopes in a nanosecond and sent home a team that had clearly outplayed the Patriots all day.
The best team did not win that day. A year later, the Ravens have a shot at redemption. Revenge. The only problem is, this year they aren't the best team on the field. They missed their window. Here are five reasons their fate is sealed.