Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 1/13/13
The New England Patriots are one victory away from going to their sixth Super Bowl in the 12-year period since Tom Brady became the starting quarterback. But standing in the way is one of the Pats' biggest rivals in Baltimore. Here's our first stats-based look at the matchup between the Ravens and Patriots. * The Ravens and Patriots are two of only six NFL teams with a winning percentage of .600 or higher since the year 2000. The Patriots have won a league-high 17 playoff games this century, while the Ravens are second on that list with 12 postseason victories. * Baltimore beat New England 31-30 in Week 3, but New England has only lost twice since, and both of those losses came against teams that reached the divisional playoffs. * The last three matchups between the two teams have been decided by three points or less, with New England winning five of the last seven meetings overall since 2004. However, Baltimore did beat the Patriots 33-14 at Gillette Stadium in the 2009 pl...
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