Ravens Debates: Would they win Super Bowl XLVII if they won the year before?
We all know the Ravens barely missed a Super Bowl berth in 2011, but would a victory in Super Bowl XLVI derailed the Ravens Super Bowl XLVII championship?
Winning Super Bowl XLVII will always be one of my fondest memories. I can picture everything perfectly: sitting at my local pizza place with my family around me screaming as the Ravens held up the Lombardi Trophy in ultimate victory. And then the next day at school to walk by wearing my Ravens jersey on with pride, feeling superior to every other football fan on campus.
Winning a Super Bowl is truly an experience of a lifetime. But what if the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVI instead? Or better yet, could the Ravens have won both Super Bowls to be back-to-back champs?
It’s certainly a fun question to ponder, but it also has some actual substance to it. It’s not like we are saying the Ravens would’ve gone back-to-back for Super Bowls XLVII and XLVIII. I mean, the 2013 Baltimore Ravens were a mess, after all. Rather, we want to ask whether or not one of the best teams the Ravens franchise has seen (2011) could’ve won a Super Bowl title, and then followed it up in 2012 with the terrific post-season they had.
To debate this, Ebony Bird writer’s Connor Brooks and Richard Bradshaw spearhead the question and take differing sides. Connor has said the Ravens would not repeat while Richard said that the Ravens would repeat.
Kicking things off will be Connor’s side of the argument. Let the debating begin!