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4 months ago Article 321 comments
Ray Lewis and the Ravens come into Gillette Stadium and knock off the Patriots on their way to Super Bowl XLVII.
4 months ago Update 636 comments
The Patriots looked to be off to the races after the defense flashed another impressive series to begin the second half. The offense looked to be driving, and a huge personal foul on Bernard Pollard tacked on another 15 yards on a huge Wes Welker catch as the Patriots were situated in Ravens' territory. A wide open Wes Welker dropped a surefire catch that would have easily extended the drive as the Patriots squandered another opportunity and were forced to punt in gusty winds.
The Ravens took control on offense, letting Joe Flacco air it out and finding success against a battered Patriot secondary. The result was a five-yard touchdown pass to TE Dennis Pitta, and the Ravens—after being flummoxed most of the game—took the lead.
The Patriots looked to have a drive of their own until a Nate Solder holding penalty nullified a short Danny Woodhead catch for a first down. Tom Brady missed Aaron Hernandez on 3rd-and-12, and the Patriots were forced to punt once again.
The Ravens were in business once again as Joe Flacco connected deep with Torrey Smith to set up shop in Patriot territory. A few short throws to Dennis Pitta and Anquan Boldin, and the Ravens are once again looking to score six as they find themselves with another first-and-goal.
The Patriot defense better make the necessary adjustments—fast—if they have any hope of staying in this game. It would certainly help if the Patriot offense held up their end of the bargain as well and, while they've had plenty of success moving the ball all game long, have failed to put up the points when it mattered.
4 months ago Update 472 comments
The Patriots' defense looked as vulnerable as they have all evening to begin the second quarter. The Ravens finally got a run game going with the Ray Rice/Bernard Pierce tandem and capped off a six-minute, 90-yard drive with a two-yard Ray Rice touchdown.
The Patriots' offense was not to be denied as they answered the very next drive with a five-minute, 79-yard effort of their own, utilizing some tough runs by Stevan Ridley and finishing it off with a one-yard Wes Welker touchdown catch.
The defensive pressure of the Patriots was turned up on the subsequent drive, finally generating a pass rush as a Rob Ninkovich sack on third down stalled the Ravens deep in their own territory.
Another gainful Wes Welker punt return started a Patriots drive already touching in Ravens' territory. The Ravens' defense appeared to hold, but a direct snap to Danny Woodhead on 4th-and-1 kept the drive alive. Some questionable time-management foiled the Patriots when they were threatening on first-and-goal, but they still managed to add another Stephen Gostkowski field goal to increase the lead.
More injury updates:
S Patrick Chung also went down with an injury, although he was seen jogging on the sidelines.
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4 months ago Update 403 comments
Both defenses are unyielding as the only score of the game comes from the Patriots, a Stephen Gostowski field goal deep in Ravens territory.
Some notable injuries:
DT Kyle Love left early in the first quarter with a knee injury. His return is questionable.
CB Aqib Talib left late in the first quarter with a thigh injury. His return is questionable after he was seen being escorted back to the Patriots' locker room.
Some missed opportunities and some glaring drops by both offenses have helped the score stay close. The Patriots certainly dominated the first quarter in time of possession, but have only three points to show for it.
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4 months ago GameThread 652 comments
Official Pats Pulpit game thread for the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.
4 months ago Update 0 comments
The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens have both released their inactives prior to kickoff. There aren't too many surprises on either report, a reflection of the mostly clean bill of health each team has maintained throughout the postseason. They are:
New England Patriots
WR Kamar Aiken
DB Malcolm Williams
DB Asa Jackson
DL DeAngelo Tyson
DT Bryan Hall
WR Deonte Thompson