What an incredible game we all witnessed Saturday night. From start to finish, as a fan, you didn’t have a second to catch your breath. Every snap mattered and in the end it was a couple key plays that turned the tide of the game. The Ravens have been one of the few teams that has been able to consistently challenge the Patriots and you knew things were going to be no different Saturday night. Joe Flacco has become a monster in the postseason, and their defense has always had the ability to disrupt Tom Brady. While Flacco did show up to play, with the exception of his two interceptions, the pass rush was almost non-existent. Brady had time which allowed him to have a terrific game, including a classic Tom Brady game-winning, fourth quarter drive.
- This is the type of game that all the purists who claim “you need to run the football to win in January,” absolutely hate. The Patriots had no running game at all. As a team they had a total of 14 yards on 13 carries. Brady’s touchdown scramble in the first was the most impressive run they had all game, and it didn’t matter. The Ravens strength is in their front seven. Their run defense is terrific, but where they are weak is their secondary. With an incredible game from the Patriots offensive line, Brady was able to pick apart the weak Ravens secondary.
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