Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/21/12
The NFL’s most anticipated Week 3 matchup takes place in Baltimore on Sunday night when the Ravens host the New England Patriots in a rematch of last year’s thrilling AFC Championship.The Patriots narrowly escaped that game by final score of 23-20 to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, after a finish no longer necessary for discussion here in Baltimore.Both teams enter the game with 1-1 records and looking to right their respective ships after losses in Week 2.The Ravens turned in a lackluster 2nd half offensive performance last week and fell to the Eagles 24-23 in Philly, while the Patriots were shocked at home by Arizona 20-18 after kicker Stephen Gostowski missed a would-be game-winning field goal as time expired.  Each team could use a win this week to get back above .500 and to gain an early edge in conference playoff seeding as well as in the possibility of a tiebreak scenario down the stretch in January. Despite several close games and nail-biting finishes over the past seve...
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