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While the Patriots entered the game with a 14-2 record and home field advantage throughout the postseason, many were uneasy at the prospects of the Ravens — who were the sixth seed in the playoffs and needed a win in their final game just to get in — coming to town. After all, the Ravens had already beaten the Patriots in two playoffs games at Gillette Stadium. Could they do it again?
A special thank you to Pat Lane of Pats Pulpit and the Patriot Nation Podcast for sharing his memories with me for this episode.