The Patriots and the Ravens have developed one of the NFL’s fiercest rivalries in recent years. Sunday’s AFC Championship game will mark the teams’ sixth meeting since the 2009 season. It will also be the third time in four years that the teams have met in the postseason.
Since the Ravens entered the NFL in 1996, the Patriots hold a 7-3 record against Baltimore, with a 5-2 record in Foxborough.
Look back at the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game from the Patriots-Ravens all-time series:
The Ravens overcame a 13-7 halftime deficit with a dominating performance to avenge their AFC title game loss of a year earlier. The Patriots committed three turnovers, all in the fourth quarter, and forced none by the Ravens. Joe Flacco threw three touchdowns passes, while Tom Brady (who lost for the first time ever in Foxborough after holding a halftime lead -- he had been 67-0) threw one and two interceptions. The Ravens moved on to play the 49ers in the Super Bowl.
The Patriots coughed up a nine-point, fourth-quarter lead as they were unable to notch key first downs down the stretch. With two seconds left on the lock, Ravens rookie kicker Justin Tucker booted a 27-yard field goal that delivered the winning points and sent the 1-2 Patriots under .500 for the first time in more than nine years.
The Patriots moved on to the Super Bowl after an edge-of-your-seat game which was only sealed after Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff pulled a tying 32-yard field goal with 11 seconds left. In the final minute, Ravens receiver Lee Evans dropped a pass in the end zone that could have sealed a Baltimore win.
The Patriots erased a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and then beat the Ravens on a Stephen Gostkowski field goal deep into the extra period.
The mystique surrounding the Patriots’ playoff success was shattered when the Ravens routed the Patriots and ended their 11-game postseason win streak at home. Ray Rice scored an 83-yard rushing touchdown on Baltimore’s first play from scrimmage as the Ravens raced to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter. The loss was the Patriots’ first at home in the playoffs since Dec. 31, 1978.
Mark Clayton dropped a would-be touchdown on the Ravens’ last possession of the game to seal a win for the Patriots, who improved to 3-1, and need Tom Brady to jump over the line for a 1-yard touchdown during the victory.
The Patriots scored the game-winning touchdown with 44 seconds left after getting a series of second chances from a Ravens team that handcuffed itself with penalties and an untimely timeout as New England earned its 12th win en route to 16-0.
With rain turning Gillette Stadium into a sloppy mud bowl, the Super Bowl-bound Patriots outlasted the Ravens with a persistent ground attack and a defense that harassed Baltimore QB Kyle Boller.
The Patriots ended a three-game losing streak with a win in the season finale, in what was likely Pete Carroll’s final game as the team’s head coach to conclude an 8-8 season.
At one point the Patriots had a 24-point lead in the final quarter and the Ravens mounted a spirited rally, but New England improved to 3-2 en route to the Super Bowl with the win in Baltimore.