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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) attempts to stop New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) during the first half of the AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

AFC Championship: Patriots 23, Ravens 20

The Ravens travel to New England to face Tom Brady and the Patriots in the AFC Championship.

The New England Patriots celebrates with the Lamar
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The New England Patriots celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after their AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England
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Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on after defeating the Baltimore Ravens. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots
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Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after their AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick tips
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick tips his hat to the crowd during the trophy presentation after the AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens miss
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Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens miss a game tying field goal late in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens ball holder Sam Koch (4) sits
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Baltimore Ravens ball holder Sam Koch (4) sits on the ground after a missed 32 yard field goal in the closing seconds of AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) dives
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) dives over the middle to score on a one yard run against the Baltimore Ravens. (Jan. 22, 2012)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) dives
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) dives over the middle to score on a one yard run during the second half of the AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

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James Ihedigbo #44 of the New England Patriots
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James Ihedigbo #44 of the New England Patriots celebrate after sacking Joe Flacco (not pictured) #5 of the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots
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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots
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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to throw against the Baltimore Ravens. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots
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Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots congratulates teammate BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens. (Jan. 22, 2012)

New England Patriots Bill Belichick yells instructions to
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New England Patriots Bill Belichick yells instructions to his team from the sidelines during the first half of the AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81)
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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) signals a first down during the first half of the AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots
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BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens. (Jan. 22, 2012)

BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots
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BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown in the second quarter against Jimmy Smith #22 of the Baltimore Ravens. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens warms
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Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up prior to their AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Lardarius Webb #21 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts
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Lardarius Webb #21 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after a play against the New England Patriots. (Jan. 22, 2012)

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A young fan of the New England Patriots
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A young fan of the New England Patriots holds up a sign prior to the AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Steven Tyler, who performed the National Anthem before
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Steven Tyler, who performed the National Anthem before the AFC Championship game in Foxboro, Mass., will perform with Carrie Underwood for an episode of CMT Crossroads during the Pepsi Fan Jam (Jan. 22, 2012)

The New England Patriots run onto the field
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The New England Patriots run onto the field to start the AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Tom Brady #12 and Brian Hoyer #8 of
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Tom Brady #12 and Brian Hoyer #8 of the New England Patriots take the field prior to their AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) hands off
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) hands off to Ray Rice (27) during the first half of the AFC Championship against the New England Patriots. (Jan. 22, 2012)

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots
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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to their AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens warms
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Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up prior to playing against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

New England Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski (3) kicks a
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New England Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski (3) kicks a field goal during the first half of the AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson (95)
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New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson (95) sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during the first half. (Jan. 22, 2012)

New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson (95)
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New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson (95) sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during the first half. (Jan. 22, 2012)

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots
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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to their AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) intercepts a
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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) intercepts a pass intended for New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) during the first half. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams (34) runs
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Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams (34) runs between New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson (95) defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the first half. (Jan. 22, 2012)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Paul Kruger during the first half of the AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) attempts to
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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) attempts to stop New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) during the first half of the AFC Championship. (Jan. 22, 2012)

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