For the second week in a row the Baltimore Ravens defeated a team led by a future hall of fame quarterback…and this time they didn’t need a field goal in double overtime to pull it off.
Although the first half of the AFC Championship got off to a slow start at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, the Ravens absolutely dominated Tom Brady and the Patriots in the second half of the game.
But hey…you already know the details and you already know that the Ravens are going to the Super Bowl…pretty sweet!
However that also means one very important thing… I AM GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL
Let me have my little kid moment.
It really hasn’t sunk in yet. To have the opportunity to photograph on the biggest stage in football, amongst THE BEST photographers in the world is a crazy and somewhat daunting thought.
Luckily I have two weeks to let that thought marinate and focus on shooting the biggest game of my career.
After three weeks off from shooting football, I was anxious to get back on the field Sunday.
After a lot of recent criticism about “barely” winning games, the Ravens were anxious to prove their critics wrong. They did…in a big way.
They scored more points than any other team in Ravens history.
As a team photographer I feel an immense amount of pressure and gratitude to have the incredible opportunity to document this team’s history and games like this make it extra special.
I guess there isn’t too much to say about this game and these images. As many previous games between the Ravens and the Browns, this one was pretty typical…close and ugly.
Although not pretty, the Ravens won, which is great considering they played 4 games in 18 days.
The real refs came back. They made calls…they missed calls…glad everything is back to normal.
I won’t be making the trip to Kansas City this weekend. So, I’ll be watching the game with a beer in my hand instead of a camera…still not too shabby.
Well, the Ravens easily avoided what surely would have been incredibly embarrassing headlines had they not defeated the winless Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
The Ravens had a great game…as for myself…not so much.
Sure, I made some images I am happy with. However, I had one of those games where you just feel like all the big plays don’t come your way.
But hey…I’m not going to sit here and cry about it. I love my job, and with the way these guys are playing, I’ll have a few more games to make up for it.
I hope you enjoy the images.
If you follow the Ravens or the 49ers, then last week you were undoubtedly bombarded by headlines like “Harbowl”, “Epic Sibling Rivalry” or “Brothers Duel.” You may have thought there was going to be a prize fight between John and Jim Harbaugh in Baltimore on Thursday night.
However, despite what the media circus might have wanted you to believe, two teams had to suit up and actually play a football game. With a dominating performance from the defense and some clutch plays from the offense, the Ravens had a lot to be thankful for.
Because I was working, my family postponed Thanksgiving dinner. Although I didn’t have any turkey on Thursday, I’d say a big fat win was the next best thing.