Ravens to Face Patriots in AFC Championship


Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) catches a touchdown in the fourth quarter under pressure from Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore (26) in the fourth quarter during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. The Ravens defeated the Broncos 38-35 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens punched their ticket to their second straight conference final on saturday and The New England Patriots did the same Sunday night. with their win, the Championship games will feature 3 of the four teams that were here at the same point last year. The Baltimore Ravens, The New England Patriots and the San Francisco 49ers, the newcomer is the Atlanta Falcons who were finally able to get a playoff win by the skin of their teeth.

I might be alone here, but I love the matchup against the Patriots. I wanted nothing to do with the Texans who, by comparison, are a matchup nightmare for Baltimore. Don’t misunderstand me, the game is going to be tough, it is going to be close and it is going to be ugly. I just like the Ravens chances in Foxborro. Especially with the news that Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots best offensive weapon, and probably Danny Woodhead are both out this week. When Vince Wilfork was told Rob Gronkowski has re-broken his arm, he reportedly responded “[Gronkowski]’s out? Oh Sh#t”. I will have further analysis and insight into the game all week. Sunday night will be here faster than you think. The Ravens are just 60 minutes from the Super Bowl.