Ravens stun Patriots to advance to Super Bowl
Quarterback Joe Flacco led the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, defeating the New England Patriots 28-13 and securing their spot in the Super Bowl.
This will be the Raven’s first Super Bowl game in 12 years, according to the Associated Press. Although Baltimore looked shaky in the first half, they came back strong in the second half, breaking Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady’s record of being 67-0 at home when leading at halftime.
“We didn’t come all the way here to play it safe and hope we’d win,” Flacco said. “We’re in the AFC championship game and you have to play to win.”
This was Flacco’s sixth win on the road during the playoffs, the most of any quarterback in NFL history.
The Patriots, who suffered three injuries in the first half, had never lost an AFC Championship game at home. Brady said losing like that “takes a while to get over,” according to FOX Sports.
The Ravens are set to face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Feb. 3.