Baltimore 28, New England 13

Sunday, January 20, 2013 6:30 PM
WHEN: 6:30 PM EST, Sunday, January 20, 2013
WHERE: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
TEMPERATURE: 41°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Bill Leavy
ATTENDANCE: 68756

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Baltimore 0 7 7 14 28
New England 3 10 0 0 13

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 10-6 6-2 4-4 W3
New England 12-4 6-2 6-2 L1

Recap


Ravens 28, Patriots 13: Joe Flacco threw for 240 yards and three touchdown passes as visiting Baltimore rallied in the second half to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time in 12 years.

Flacco connected with Anquan Boldin for a pair of scoring passes less than four minutes apart early in the fourth quarter as the fourth-seeded Ravens (13-6) avenged a 23-20 loss at New England in last season's AFC championship game.

Baltimore scored 21 unanswered points to erase a 13-7 halftime deficit and set up a brother-vs.-brother matchup in Super Bowl XLVII between Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and San Francisco counterpart Jim Harbaugh.

Tom Brady threw for 320 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions and was kept off the scoreboard after halftime as the Patriots (13-5) fell to 4-1 at home in AFC title games. The league's highest-scoring team also lost for the first time in 68 games when leading at halftime with Brady under center.

Flacco rebounded from a pedestrian first half in which he threw for 81 yards to lead touchdown drives on three consecutive second-half possessions and surpass Eli Manning for the most career road playoff wins with six.

The Ravens went ahead to stay 14-13 on Flacco's 5-yard scoring pass to tight end Dennis Pitta with 6:14 left in the third quarter. The lead grew to 21-13 when Flacco connected with Boldin from 3 yards out on the first play of the fourth quarter.

On the ensuing possession, Baltimore's Bernard Pollard forced a fumble with a crushing hit on Patriots running back Stevan Ridley near midfield. Flacco needed only four plays to get the Ravens in the end zone with an 11-yard strike to Boldin.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Retiring Ravens LB Ray Lewis had 10 tackles to earn a return trip to the Super Bowl in his final season. He was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXV, when Baltimore routed the New York Giants 34-7 at the end of the 2000 season. ... Wes Welker had eight catches for 117 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots, who were held to their lowest point total of the season. ... Flacco has thrown eight touchdown passes and zero interceptions in Baltimore's run to the Super Bowl. ... New England lost top CB Aqib Talib to a thigh injury at the five-minute mark of the first quarter.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Baltimore   New England
Bernard Pierce Player Stevan Ridley
9 Attempts 18
52 Yards 70
5.8 Avg Yards 3.9
0 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 9
Receiving
Baltimore   New England
Torrey Smith Player Wes Welker
4 Receptions 8
69 Yards 117
17.2 Avg Yards 14.6
0 Touchdowns 1
25 Long 36

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Baltimore 356 121 235 4 0 2 0.0 1
New England 428 108 320 1 2 0 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Ravens have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .625 after a loss.