Originally written January 17, 2013 on Football Nation:
Ray Lewis’ powerful locker room speech from last year’s heart-tearing loss in the AFC Championship at the hands of the New England Patriots included the prospects of holding heads high, getting back to work, and returning to the very same position this season.Despite the incredible odds against accomplishing such a feat, the Ravens defeated the top seeded Broncos, 38-35, in Denver last Saturday, in a double overtime thriller, and now head to New England to take on the Patriots once again in the AFC Championship, Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.New England beat up the fully-faded Houston Texans last Sunday, 41-28 at home, to earn their much-coveted position in the NFL’s final four Championship Weekend.Baltimore won the most recent chapter in this heated rivalry, 31-30, on a last second Justin Tucker field goal, in Week 3 on Sunday Night Football way back in September. Here are some keys to this week’s rematch.Won’t-fork?In last year’s AFC Championship, the Ravens had difficulty getting th...
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