01/20/2013 06:29 pm ET

Patrios vs. Ravens LIVE UPDATES: AFC Championship Game 2013


Here we go again.

In a rematch of last year's AFC title game, the New England Patriots will once again host the Baltimore Ravens with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

In what could be the last stop of Ray Lewis' last ride, the Ravens take on yet another future Hall of Fame quarterback in Tom Brady. Last week in the Divisional Round, Baltimore faced Peyton Manning, rallying in the final seconds to force overtime with a miraculous touchdown pass from Joe Flacco. It was in the second OT session when the Ravens' defense came through and intercepted an ill-advised pass from Manning to set up the game-winning field goal.

But now they take on Brady, who with New England's win over Houston last week, broke Joe Montana's record for most playoff victories. He's also just four postseason touchdown passes shy of tying Joe Montana's record of 45.

"It's a chess match, because he understands every coverage, he understands every defense," Lewis said about Brady's ability to read defenses, via "And if you give it away too early, then the game is like checkers for him."

While much of the focus will be on the Brady-Lewis narrative, the x-factor of the AFC Championship game might be Baltimore's quarterback. Flacco 7-4 record in the postseason isn't too shabby, and five of those wins have come on the road (tied with Eli Manning for the most in NFL history).

"I would like to think that I go out there and play consistently and approach everything the same way," Flacco said earlier this week. "I think that's been proved out. We win a lot of football games around here, and this is actually the third time I'm standing up here getting ready to play in an AFC championship game."

Will Flacco finally get over the hump and help extend Lewis' last ride to New Orleans for the Super Bowl? Or will Brady and the Patriots send the Ravens home for the second year in a row?

Scroll down for live updates.

01/20/2013 9:51 PM EST

@ _BLowe :

The Pats fall to 5-2 under Bill Belichick in AFC championship games.

01/20/2013 9:50 PM EST

@ RVacchianoNYDN :

I'm now looking forward to two weeks of skipping the coaches press conferences during Super Bowl week.

01/20/2013 9:48 PM EST

Coach Handshake

Harbaugh and Belichick had a nice postgame handshake. Let's see if Tom Brady will wait around to congratulate Ray Lewis.

01/20/2013 9:47 PM EST


Flacco takes 2 knees and the Ravens have beat the Patriots 28-13.

01/20/2013 9:46 PM EST


Brady looks deep to the end zone and Cary Williams picks it off. BALTIMORE IS GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL. HARBOWL!

01/20/2013 9:45 PM EST

3rd and 10

Brady hits Hernandez with a short pass on his the left side and he fights his way for the first down. Brady spikes it with 1:13 left in the game.

01/20/2013 9:45 PM EST

2nd and 10

Another Brady pass is deflected at the line and falls incomplete. It's McPhee again.

01/20/2013 9:44 PM EST

2nd and 10

Welker makes another catch for 12 yards and makes it out of bounds. But Brady gets hit as he threw (by Suggs) and throws an incomplete pass on the next first down.

01/20/2013 9:43 PM EST

2nd and 10

Brady hits Welker in the middle of the field for a gain of 12. Then they spike the ball. 1:44 left in the game.

01/20/2013 9:41 PM EST

@ RossTuckerNFL :

Better team won both games. Way it should be. Non-"elite" QB going to win SB first time long time.