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Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro.
When: Saturday January 10, 21:35 (UK time)
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The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens at the Gillette Stadium on Saturday in a divisional match-up as two playoff rivals go to battle again.
The Patriots (12-4) lead all teams with an 18-8 playoff record since 2000 while Baltimore (11-6) are second at 15-7, and they have engaged in numerous battles in the post-season with four meetings in the last six years.
“There’s experience against this team,” Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. “We know a lot of their players and some of their schemes, but I think each time we’ve played them our team has been different, their team has been different.”
New England lead the all-time series at 8-3 but two of their three home playoff losses since 2000 have come in three meetings with Baltimore, and so if there is any team in the NFL that is capable of beating the Pats at home in the playoffs, then it is the Ravens.
However, coach John Harbaugh insists that their previous success matters little as this is a completely new game and all that will matter is who comes out on top on Saturday.
The Ravens are one of two teams with a winning playoff road record at 10-5 while quarterback Joe Flacco holds the record with seven road playoff wins and he will arrive off the back of an impressive performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
However, he goes up against another of the best in the business with Tom Brady ready to lead the Patriots towards yet another Super Bowl appearance and potentially further success under coach Bill Belichick.