"(John) was coming in and saying, 'Hey, did you see that game last night? Who won? Who won?' We were like, 'OK, we all know who won the game. We know you're way more excited now than you were two days ago,' " quarterback Joe Flacco told The Baltimore Sun, before admitting he never turned the TV on (really, Joe?).
"He didn't know where to go with it once I told him I didn't watch the game," Flacco said. "He was a little confused, but you could definitely tell that he was excited. We should be excited. We're obviously in a better position because of what happened (Monday) night."
The Ravens' otherwise successful campaign has been blemished by a series of beguiling losses this season. They now control their own destiny, and there's extreme motivation to host -- not visit -- Pittsburgh in a playoff game, should the rivals meet again.