As Champ Bailey showed us, name reputation does not make you invincible.
Lewis is not the same player he once was.
Ed Reed is not the same Ed Reed as he was 5 years ago. I've read from many that the game against his Broncos was his worst playoff game ever.
If BB and Brady play the two like it's 2004, then the Pats are missing out on two favorable matchups. They'll still make plays from time to time, Ray Lewis did have 17 tackles, but I think the Pats can beat them more often.
When we see Brady struggle, us fans and maybe even the players, begin to worry. Brady is the beat of the team. Despite how well the other players play, I think he's the one that really gives all the players around him confidence.
I know the players would never admit it, but you have to believe the confidence of Ravens players would drop a little bit if they saw their two defensive leaders faltering. Ray Lewis lost weight this offseason to make up for his lack of burst. He's still a liability in coverage and now easier to run on.
BB and Brady probably know this and I expect them to attack the two players that they used to never attack. I was excited about this game for Gronk because I thought he would have an absolutely monster game. Oh well.
Bold Prediction: Hoo-man will have 1 significant reception similar to the one he had against SF.