Jan. 22, 2012: Patriots 23, Ravens 20
The Patriots earned another trip to the Super Bowl with this 23-20 win over the Ravens. Despite the fact Joe Flacco (306 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception) had a better day than Tom Brady (239 yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 interceptions), New England pulled off the win with strong performances by BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Aaron Hernandez, and Rob Gronkowski. Brady's 1-yard goal line rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter sealed the deal for the Patriots.
Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff missed a potential game-tying 32 yard field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter.