Sunday’s nightcap is a rematch of the 2011 AFC title game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots.
Baltimore was a Lee Evans drop away from playing in Super Bowl XLVI and now, will attempt to close the book on the Patriots in Foxborough.
Conference title game rematches are rare and normally favor the team who won in the first meeting (see ’92-’93 NFC title games & ’78-’79 AFC title games).
However, the Ravens are the perfect foil for New England and enter after an emotional double-overtime win over the Denver Broncos last Sunday.
Baltimore’s hopes will likely ride on the right arm of Joe Flacco, who defeated the Patriots back in Week 3.
We could be in store for another classic.