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After plenty of punting, Ravens reach end zone first

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The first seven drives of the AFC Championship Game ended with six punts and a Patriots field goal. The eighth drive was a different story.

Baltimore marched down the field on a 13-play, 90-yard drive at the start of the second quarter, culminating with Ray Rice turning the corner around the left side of the line and reaching the end zone on a two-yard touchdown run.

That drive saw Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco finally get comfortable throwing downfield after being unable to get anything going in the first quarter. Flacco had a 25-yard completion to Torrey Smith, who is emerging in these playoffs as a major deep threat for the Ravens.

Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense have moved the ball well, but they’ve stalled in Ravens territory. After a big Ravens drive, the Patriots need to answer.

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7 Responses to “After plenty of punting, Ravens reach end zone first”
  1. bengalsstillsuck says: Jan 20, 2013 7:42 PM

    Id like to see the over rated Patriots lose this one im tired of watching them fail in the superbowl.

  2. gochargersgo says: Jan 20, 2013 7:45 PM

    Side note: Wtf was Shannon Sharpe thinking wearing no socks in the pre game. I won’t be able to eat for the rest of the day.

  3. ravanator says: Jan 20, 2013 7:48 PM

    Ravens are their typical selves, Overrated! Nice personal foul Ray Ray. Loser organization that will never be kings!

  4. brentfarve says: Jan 20, 2013 7:55 PM

    So impressed with Joe Flaccos elite performance and the Ravens Killer D. Its a GUARANTEED Superbowl for the Ravens.

  5. goofybiker says: Jan 20, 2013 8:00 PM

    Does Phil Simms ever stop talking or pretending he’s the worlds expert on football?

  6. bradysrings says: Jan 20, 2013 8:04 PM

    Id like to see the over rated Patriots lose this one im tired of watching them fail in the superbowl.

    I’ve seen people like you before, but I had to pay admission!

  7. FinFan68 says: Jan 20, 2013 8:06 PM

    That was some bad clock management by Brady/Belichik. They could have called a T.O. with about 15 seconds and ran at least one play. Instead they waited and called a T.O. with 4 seconds after failing to line up quickly enough for a play. Also, that slide was suspect. One angle made it look like an intentional kick and Harbaugh was complaining (hereditary trait apparently) to the officials even after the timeout was called

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