Following an unexpected, double-overtime win against the Denver Broncos in Saturday’s AFC Divisional playoff, the Baltimore Ravens will now travel to New England for another shot against the Patriots in the upcoming AFC Championship, taking place next Sunday, January 20.
Just like last year's AFC Championship, the two teams will square off at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough for the AFC spot at Super Bowl XLVII taking place in New Orleans, on Sunday, February 2. With the thought of 2012's devastating 20-23 AFC Championship loss surely still fresh in their minds, the Ravens now have a shot at redemption for a Super Bowl berth.
On Saturday, the Ravens clenched a legendary 38-35 win over the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Thanks to a 70-yard, game-tying touchdown pass from Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation and no timeouts, Baltimore edged into a 35-35 overtime against Peyton Manning and company.
With 1:42 left in the second overtime, Ravens kicker, Justin Tucker kicked a successful 42-yard field goal to win over the Broncos 38-35 and secure another shot at the AFC Championship against the Patriots, coming up on Sunday, January 20 in Foxborough.
With the Super Bowl just one game away, legendary Ravens linebacker, Ray Lewis could very well end on a high note with another Super Bowl ring following his retirement after 17 years with the team at the end of this season.
The AFC Championship Game between the Ravens and the Patriots will kick off at 6:30 p.m. EST and air on CBS.