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01/13/2013 08:52 pm ET Updated Jan 13, 2013

AFC Championship Game 2013: Patriots, Ravens Meet In Rematch

The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens are together again. For the second year running, the Patriots and Ravens are the final two teams standing in the AFC. Ray Lewis will bring his "last ride" to Gillette Stadium in hopes of avenging Baltimore's narrow 23-20 loss to Tom Brady's club last year. Per NFL.com, the rematch between the Patriots and Ravens will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Januray 20.

HOW DID THEY GET HERE?

The Baltimore Ravens entered the postseason as the AFC North champions with the No. 4 seed. In the opening round, they dispatched the Indianapolis Colts, 24-9. An underdog in the Divisional Round against the Denver Broncos, Baltimore emerged victorious from a stunning double overtime epic.

The AFC East champions earned a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. Hosting the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round, the Patriots powered their way to a 41-28 win despite losing Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead to injury.

REGULAR-SEASON RANKINGS:

Ravens Offense — Overall (16), Rushing (11), Passing (15)
Ravens Defense — Overall (17), Rushing (20), Pass (17)

Patriots offense — Overall (1), Rushing (7), Passing (4)
Patriots Defense — Overall (25), Rush (9), Pass (29)

WHAT DO THE HANDICAPPERS SAY?

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