Found January 20, 2012 on The Victory Formation:

Just two years ago, the Patriots and Ravens met up in the playoffs in the divisional round. Though Wes Welker was out with a knee injury, nobody really believed that the Ravens would hang with the Pats. Brady finally seemed recovered from a knee injury of his own, and him and Randy Moss would rekindle their bromance from a couple years earlier. The Ravens had other ideas, right from the start.

Ray Rice’s 83-yard TD run set the the tone for the rest of the game, and the Ravens rolled the Patriots 33-14. The Pats are once again the heavy favorites to win this match up. Do the Ravens have another shocker in them? Or cann the Patriots get some sort of retribution for their most humiliating home playoff defeat at Foxboro?


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