We're just trading opinions here.
We made the playoffs because Lamar at QB motivated the coaches to run the ball more, something they should have been doing long before the QB switch. Flacco had the most pass attempts in the NFL for like 2 years until he got hurt. Lamar's abilities with rushing the ball helped that tremendously. The ball control also helped the defense stay rested.
You're forgetting a big play on one of the scores late in the SD playoff game where Lamar escaped pressure and made a great pass to a wide open Dixon (I think it was Dixon) for a big gain. It was a busted play similar to the Mahomes/Hill busted play in KC.
I've watched that game over and over and never saw a "prevent" defense. Now they may have played softer coverage early in the 4th because of the lead but once the Ravens started coming back I'm pretty sure it looked like the same defense they had been playing all game.
The mistake the Ravens made was waiting too long to start throwing the ball against that defense. Didn't Lamar have like 6 pass attempts in the 1st half? Win or lose I'm not running the same plays that aren't working over and over and I'm not Mon. morning quarterbacking either. I was at the game yelling throw the damn ball from my seat.
The next big mistake was that awful fg attempt on 4th and 1 after the defense and special teams were getting us back in the game and the offense was starting to pick up. Damn that still makes me sick.