FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WGGB) — The Patriots and Ravens met in the AFC Championship last season, with the Patriots coming out on top. This year, however, the Ravens leave Gillette Stadium as the victor.
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostowksi opened the scoring with a 31 yard field goal in the first quarter, putting the Pats up 3-0.
In the second quarter, the Ravens went up 7-3 after Joe Flacco helped march his team down the field in a 13 play, 90 yard drive, culminated with a Ray Rice 2-yard touchdown run.
The Patriots then came back and answered on the following possession. Tom Brady orchestrated an 11 play, 79 yard drive, with Wes Welker running in 1-yard for a touchdown and putting the Patriots up 10-7.
Gostowski scored the last three points of the half as time ran out, and the Patriots led at the half 13-7.
That’s where the Patriots scoring ended.
The Ravens offense went into overdrive in the second half, scoring 21 unanswered points with one touchdown in the third quarter, and two more in the first few minutes of the fourth quarter.
Brady and the Patriots offense had chances to put points back on the board in the fourth, but Brady was picked off with two interceptions on two late possessions in the fourth.
Baltimore will face the San Francisco 49ers, who defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship, in Super Bowl XLVII.
Super Bowl XLVII will be held in two weeks, on Sunday, February 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.