Duron Harmon’s interception with 1:40 left in the 4th quarter sealed the deal Saturday as the Patriots won an instant classic over the Ravens, 35-31.
Tom Brady turned back the clock and made the throw of the day, finding Brandon LaFell for a 23-yard touchdown with 5:13 to go in the 4th quarter, putting the Patriots ahead for good.
The throw moved Brady into sole possession of the all-time playoff passing touchdown record with 46. Legendary quarterback Joe Montana had 45 postseason touchdown passes in his career.
Julian Edelman threw a touchdown pass on a trick play in the third quarter, tying the game at 28 and swinging the momentum into New England’s favor for crunch time.
The Patriots will host the winner of tomorrow’s Colts/Broncos game in the AFC Championship Game next Sunday at 6:40 p.m.