One thing I think the season numbers fail to acknowledge is that the Ravens played well above those numbers in almost every aspect in the postseason. They got hot. I think their defense had multiple takeaways in each game. 10 through the postseason, I believe. Flacco was top notch all throughout the playoffs. 73/126, 1140 Yards, 11 TDs, QBR: 117 (about, used some online calculator) Similar story for the Giants last year. I think there's definitely different means to get to the playoffs but once you are there I think the team who's peaking at the right time is the one who is going to come out on top.