The Baltimore Ravens have what they wanted - another shot at the New England Patriots.
The AFC championship will feature the same teams from the year before for the first time in 25 years when the Patriots play the Ravens on Sunday in Foxborough, where New England has never lost with the Super Bowl on the line.
New England (13-4) won 23-20 last year after some late dramatics. Lee Evans nearly caught a game-winning touchdown pass from Joe Flacco in the closing seconds before Patriots safety Sterling Moore knocked the ball loose from the receiver. That set the stage for Billy Cundiff's 32-yard field goal miss that would have sent the contest to overtime.
Moore, Evans and Cundiff are all gone for this matchup - one that Baltimore (12-6) sees as fitting in its quest for its second Super Bowl appearance.
"I think we personally kind of wanted to play the Patriots again," defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said. "If we go to the Super Bowl, it would be great to go through Foxborough."