Ravens vs. Patriots Live Updates: AFC Championship Game 2012

01/22/2012 02:39 pm ET

AFC Championship Game
New England Patriots (13-3)
vs.
Baltimore Ravens (12-4)
Gillette Stadium
Foxboro, Massachusetts
3:00 P.M. EST

Tom Brady. Ed Reed. Ray Lewis. The 2012 AFC Championship game features plenty of potential Hall of Famers. It also features one of the most prolific offenses in the league and a tough-as-nails defense.

The last time these two teams met in the playoffs, Baltimore crushed New England 33-14 in the 2010 Wild Card round. Brady threw three interceptions and only 154 yards (at home) as the Ravens raced to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter.

Baltimore and its No. 3 ranked defense will have to go through Foxboro again, where the Pats only lost one game in 2011. New England has reeled off nine straight victories, including last week's dismantling of Tim Tebow's Broncos in the Divisional Round (eight of which they scored over 30 points). On the other hand, the Ravens have been winning despite not being able to put teams away and a lack of consistency on offense.

Will the Ravens take down the Patriots in New England again? Or will the Bill Belichick and the Pats punch their tickets to their fifth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons?

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01/22/2012 6:10 PM EST

SHANKED

Billy Cundiff SHANKS THE KICK and nails it wide left! THE PATRIOTS WILL WIN THIS GAME!

01/22/2012 6:09 PM EST

22 seconds left

Flacco rolls right on third down and throws an incomplete pass to Pitta on the right side. It was nearly picked off. Time for Cundiff...

01/22/2012 6:08 PM EST

Flacco looks for Lee Evans in the end zone but the veteran drops the ball! INCOMPLETE. That's a touchdown right there!

01/22/2012 6:08 PM EST

Flacco hits Boldin, this time on the right sideline for a gain of 9.

01/22/2012 6:07 PM EST

3rd and 1

Flacco hits Boldin on the left and the star receiver uses a big block by Pitta to run 29 yards!!! Ravens are in field goal range with 51 seconds left.

01/22/2012 6:06 PM EST

2nd and 10

Flacco hits Boldin who makes the diving grab in the middle of the field, but he's a yard short of the first down and the Ravens call one of their timeouts. 58 seconds left.

01/22/2012 6:05 PM EST

Flacco throws a short pass to Rice cutting through the middle of the field but the ball falls incomplete.

01/22/2012 6:04 PM EST

3rd and 5

Flacco steps up in the pocket and connects with Boldin on the left sideline for a big 12-yard gain. Boldin went out of bounds to stop the clock/

01/22/2012 6:04 PM EST

2nd and 10

Flacco hits Pitta on the left side for a 5-yard gain but he can't get out of bounds. Tick tick..

01/22/2012 6:03 PM EST

2 MINUTE DRILL

Flacco drops back and throws an incomplete pass intended to Boldin on the left side.

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