The New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens beat their rivals in the AFC divisional round and will meet for the second game in a year in the AFC Championship in the last Brady vs Lewis meeting.
The Ravens surprised Peyton Manning beating the Broncos in Denver 38-35 in double overtime.
“I started to step up in the pocket, and I kept my eye on the safety’s depth at that point,” Flacco said about the plays he made that saved the day. “Just felt I had a shot of maybe getting over him. At that point in the game, you don’t have any timeouts. When you’ve got to go a pretty decent length, you’ve got to start taking shots at some point. It happened to work out.” “That football game,” coach John Harbaugh said, “did football proud.”
The Patriots smashed the Texans 41-28, and we saw Tom Brady making history as he reached his 7th AFC championship game, and his 17th playoffs win.
He leads the NFL in playoffs wins all-time, passing his idol Joe Montana. “I grew up a 49ers fans,” Brady said. “Joe Montana and Steve Young … those guys are in another class.”
“I think the two best teams are in the final,” Tom said. “Baltimore certainly deserves to be here and so do we. I hope I am around for a few more years,” the 35-year-old Brady said. “I love playing, I love competing …”
The Patriots are 7.5 favorites in the AFC championship game; they were 7 point fave last season; also against Baltimore.