Ravens’ offense: A revamped offensive line is creating running lanes for Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce and protecting Flacco, who’s been sacked just four times in three playoff games. Left tackle Bryant McKinnie’s return to form allowed Michael Oher to move back to the more comfortable right tackle spot and Kelechi Osemele to play left guard. Few guards pull as well as Pro Bowler Marshal Yanda.
In the postseason, Pierce is gaining 6.3 yards per carry, and the Ravens are averaging 148.7 rushing yards. Torrey Smith’s game-breaking speed – he has 18 TD catches the past two seasons and a career average of 17.1 yards per catch – has opened up the middle for Anquan Boldin and tight end Dennis Pitta, who’s caught 10 balls for 137 yards and two touchdowns in the playoffs.