Monday, 23 January 2012

NFL - Playoffs: Ravens at Patriots

Brady, Patriots bound for Indy after beating Ravens

"Tom Brady has the New England Patriots back in the Super Bowl. And they'll see a familiar opponent.
The Patriots beat the stunned Ravens 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday after Baltimore's Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt with 11 seconds remaining in Foxborough, Mass.
Brady scored the winning touchdown when he leaped over the vaunted Ravens defense in the fourth quarter. The 1-yard dive brought the Patriots from behind, and their maligned defense made several key plays, including shutting down Ray Rice, the league's total yardage leader.
"This team really overcame a lot, and they fought hard all year," Patriots coach Bill Belichick told NFL Network's Michael Lombardi after the game. "It wasn't always perfect, just like today. We had our moments, but they hung in there and they fought hard. I'm happy for the players. They did a great job today."
Next up as the Patriots chase their fourth Super Bowl trophy in Brady and Belichick's tenure in New England are the New York Giants, who defeated New England 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz. This Super Bowl will be held Feb. 5 in Indianapolis." @