2013 AFC Championship: New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview

Who would have thought the New England Patriots would be squaring off against the Baltimore Ravens in the 2013 AFC Championship to represent the conference in this year’s championship game? Well, that happens to be exactly the case as these two teams square off on Sunday to play in this year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans.

The Ravens have been one of the biggest surprises during the playoffs after pulling off the huge road win in the Divisional Round when nobody gave them a chance to pull off the win against the No. 1 team in the AFC. This team seems to be inspired more than anything to give Ray Lewis that one final miracle run as he plans to retire once the season comes to an end.

As for the Patriots, they continue to have one of the league’s most high-powered offenses thanks to Tom Brady. Even if Rob Gronkowski is out of the lineup, Brady still has plenty of weapons to throw to on offense to make it a long game for the Ravens.

Either way, this is certainly going to be a classic game between the two top teams in the AFC. As Joe Flacco proved last week, Baltimore’s offense can be dangerous when necessary and considering they’re going against on the league’s worst passing defense in New England–there’s no reason why they can’t pull off the upset on Sunday in Foxboro.

It certainly won’t be easy, but it’s certainly capable of happening with the way things ended last year between the two squads.