FOXBOROUGH - He saw the AFC conference trophy in the dressing room and the championship hat and shirt in his cubicle. And yet, Aaron Hernandez couldn’t quite believe he was going to the only game that comes with a ring.
“I feel great,’’ the Patriots’ factotum tight end-running back-blocker declared yesterday after his teammates had escaped the Ravens by a 23-20 margin in the final seconds to make it back to the Super Bowl after a three-year absence. “It’s a dream come true. It hasn’t hit me yet, but in the next few days it’ll be real.’’