The Ravens won’t return to the AFC Championship game but it wasn’t for lack of trying. The Patriots and Ravens put together one of the most exhilarating playoff games in recent memory.
The Ravens need as many players as possible attacking Tom Brady in the divisional round of the postseason. Baltimore may have got one more to do just that with the return of Timmy Jernigan.
The Ravens are a game away from the AFC Championship. Standing in their way are the New England Patriots. The Ravens have had success against them in the past, but both teams have changed a great deal since then.
If the Ravens are in the playoffs, chances are good that they’ll go up against the New England Patriots. That’s been the trend set by these two teams in recent years. Round 4 of the postseason battle will begin on Saturday with the victor receiving a ticket to the AFC Championship.
Baltimore’s defense is just as tough as ever, but it now has a dangerous offense to go with it.
New England and Baltimore are developing an impressive postseason rivalry.
New England’s star quarterback has given his team a little more flexibility in spending.
The New England Patriots are on a clear path to the playoffs and could possibly end up representing the AFC in the Super Bowl. The Miami Dolphins are still fighting for a playoff spot and need every win they can get so this is a huge game for them. Dan Fouts of CBS Sports knows what it’s like to play in must-win games, and he spoke on the big AFC East match-up.
For the New England Patriots, they left town with what they wanted, a 23-14 victory. Meantime, the Chargers continue to show that they are not quite there with the upper echelon of the AFC, particularly the Patriots and the Denver Broncos.
Two teams only separated by a game in the AFC standings, the Patriots and Chargers, have different agendas when the two square off in front of a national audience on NBC.