In the week leading up to Sunday’s AFC title game, Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin paid homage to the quarterback of an AFL champion from 43 years ago, who accurately predicted the toppling of an elite team that used to be in Baltimore.
“We’ll win,” Boldin told reporters regarding the Ravens’ upcoming game against the Patriots.
Sal Paolanontio of ESPN reports that a Ravens P.R. staffer went straight to coach John Harbaugh after Boldin made a potentially inflammatory guarantee.
“That’s what he believes?” Harbaugh said. “I hope that’s what we all believe. I think we all believe that.”
An unnamed high-level Ravens source was more specific.
“We don’t think the Patriots were tested very much this year,” the source told Paolantonio. “So we’re going to test them physically and see how they respond.”
And we’re all going to sit back and enjoy it. In only six-and-one-half hours.