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Bob Ryan

Patriots beat Ravens in old, grind-it-out style

FOXBOROUGH - Can’t avoid the obvious: wide left made it official.

The snap from Morgan Cox was good. Holder Sam Koch spun those laces away from his kicker’s foot, just the way you’re supposed to. Thirty-two-yard field goals are layups in this league. But Billy Cundiff hooked it left with 11 seconds left, allowing the New England Patriots to leave the field with a 23-20 victory, the AFC Championship and a trip to the Super Bowl for the seventh time in franchise history, the sixth time in the Bob Kraft stewardship, and the fifth time in the extraordinary partnership of coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.

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