patriots & ravens championship

Tom Brady's quarteback sneak proples the NE Patrioits to a 23-20 win over the Baltimore ravens and a trip to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis

*In the AFC Championship game on Sunday played at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, the New England Patriots edged the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 on a missed field goal by kicker Billy Cundiff from 32 yards out.

A Pro Bowl kicker last season, this was Cundiff’s 10th miss on the road this year. And as ESPN points out, this also followed a game-winning drop in the end zone by wide receiver Lee Evans two plays before.

This is a painful loss because the window of opportunity is starting to close for aging defensive stars Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.

Meanwhile, props go out to the Patriot’s Vince Wilfork who caused mucho against the ravens the entire game. He was named the game’s player. New England will now meet the winner of the San Francisco 49ers/New York Giants game.

For more, check out ESPN’s Rapid Reaction to the game.