Jan. 20, 2013: Ravens 28, Patriots 13
The Ravens entered the 2012 AFC Championship game looking for revenge for their 2011 loss that sent the Patriots to Super Bowl XLVI. The Patriots started the game by grabbing a 3-0 lead after the first quarter, but the Ravens took the lead five minutes into the second on a 2-yard touchdown run by Ray Rice. The Patriots answered quickly, however, as Wes Welker grabbed a 1-yard pass from Tom Brady to put the Patriots back on top by three. The Patriots added to their lead with another Stephen Gostkowski field goal as time expired in the first half.
The second half was an entirely different story, as the Ravens came out of the locker room playing for their team leader Ray Lewis, who would be retiring as soon as the Ravens’ run ended. Baltimore took the lead back when Dennis Pitta scored halfway through the third quarter. The Patriots would punt on their next possession and the Ravens scored again on a touchdown to Anquan Bolden to start the fourth quarter.
Stevan Ridley was knocked out of the game by Bernard Pollard, and the Ravens scored again to make it 28-13. The Patriots could not get anything going for the rest of the game, as Brady was intercepted twice in the final quarter and the Ravens punched their ticket to the Super Bowl.