Congrats to the Patriots, who could join the Bruins as Boston area reigning champs if they win one more game. And then the Celtics will go on an epic tear and win the Finals and then the Red Sox will fulfill all the promise they squandered last year with a World Series victory and all will be right in the world once more. Right? Well, hopefully 2 out of four at least. Check out Pats Pulpit for all your Patriots info.
With a 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship, the New England Patriots advance to their sixth Super Bowl in the Robert Kraft era. The Patriots' victory wasn't pretty, but in the end, the only thing that matters is the scoreboard. Tom Brady had an off day for the Patriots, he threw two interceptions and made some questionable throws. Defensively, the Patriots kept points off the board, forced a key turnover in the fourth quarter, and ultimately made two big plays to hold the Ravens to what would be a game tying field goal.
Side note: Bill Belichek was the defensive coordinator on Parcells' staff when Scott Norwood went wide right. Today he watched the Ravens kicker go wide left. There's a symmetry there.