12:57 1st quarter: Patriots 0, Ravens 0—On a third-and-2, Tom Brady looked for Wes Welker, who was wide open, on a deep pass but led him too much for the veteran receiver to haul it in. The Patriots got the Ravens to burn a timeout when they inserted Ryan Mallett in their punt unit. Wary of a fake punt, they called the timeout instead.
1 5:00 1st quarter: Patriots 0, Ravens 0—The Ravens won the coin toss and elected to defer. The Patriots will receive to begin the game.
FOXBOROUGH—We’re about to get underway for the final game of the season at Gillette Stadium, the AFC championship between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots.
The winner advances to play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. As usual, I’ll provide updates throughout the game, series by series, right here.
It’s about 41 degrees right now with winds at 18 miles per hour, making it feel about 32 degrees, according to Weather.com.
As you should already know, Tom Brady is a great quarterback in the cold. And the Patriots are 14-3 at home in the postseason.
Enjoy the game. It should be a great one.