The Patriots and Ravens don’t reside in the same division. But it feels that way.
They’ve met six times since 2009, three times in the postseason. On Sunday, the Patriots can take a major chunk out of Baltimore’s chances of making it to the postseason. And Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty looks forward to that.
“[T]here would be no better feeling than us beating them Sunday and . . . we eliminate their season right there,” McCourty tells Tom Curran of CSN New England. “For me and for a lot of my teammates there’d be no better feeling. So it’s gonna be key to come out and play well on Sunday.”
The only problem with that logic is that a Baltimore loss won’t eliminate the Ravens from playoff contention.
McCourty admitted that he hates the Ravens “[a] little bit,” and that his feelings are “close” to those he has for the Jets.”
The Patriots and Ravens have met in each of the last two AFC title games. The two teams feel destined to meet in the postseason again. Unless, of course, the Pats can deliver a near-fatal blow to the Ravens’ chances of getting there.