I'm confident how about the rest of you. Here's why.
First the Ravens just did what everyone deemed impossible. I believe everyone and thier mother was heaping praise on the Broncos as the best team left in the AFC playoffs. Manning has always been sort of a monkey on the Raven's back, beating our corners (CMAC) horendously. But they ended up winning in spectacular fashion in a game Ravens fans will soon not forget. My only regret with this game is that my son is 2 years old so he can only live the game through replays and memories.
Ravens beat the Pats in week two. For all of the gaps in the defense, Joe Flacco and the offense always seemed to answer in that game drive for drive. I believe the defense improved vastly since then and over the post season.
Suggs miraclous comeback mid season. Everyone thought he was done and coming back was a pipe dream. I remember him coming back in the Houston game and being quite effective. Only has improved since then.
Corey Ghram who ever know that he would have been a factor but has been very solid.
Jacoby Jones emergance from returner to being a very effective weapon. Also I believe he is due for a TD return in the post season.
Anquan Boldin is having a very good post season and is becoming reliable for a clutch catch to move the chains. In this post season he's becoming as reliable catching the ball as Derrick Mason was in days past.
Torrey Smith looks to be a match up problem with New Englands secondary and could possibly burn them a few times.
Don't over look Denis Pitta either.
New England may still be shell shoked about Ray Rices 70 yard TD run from two years ago.
Don't forget the Ray Lewis factor who I believe can will this defense to win in the waining minutes of the game. He makes you believe god himself is on the field and why the way that the Broncos blew thier coverage against Jones why not.
And lastly Ed Reed could see this as his last legitmate chance at a superbowl, so he could be a good wildcard and come up with a key pick or two.