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AFC Championship Game 2013: Ravens Preview

A Baltimore Ravens primer as they prepare to face off against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

Rob Carr


  • The Ravens have an 8-5 (.615) all-time road record in postseason, the highest win percentage in postseason history (minimum 10 games).
  • The Ravens aim for their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.
  • The Ravens had six players selected to 2013 Pro Bowl (KR-WR Jacoby Jones, FB Vonta Leach, DT Haloti Ngata, S Ed Reed, RB Ray Rice, G Marshal Yanda).
  • In his past two postseason games, QB Joe Flacco has 5 TDs, 0 INTs and a 120 passer rating. Including the postseason, Baltimore is 31-3 (.912) when Flacco has a 100+ passer rating.
  • Flacco had a career-best 3,817 passing yards in 2012, second-most in a season by a Raven.
  • Flacco has a 7-4 postseason record, including two AFC Championship appearances. He registered his fifth career playoff road win last week, tied with Eli Manning for most in NFL history. Flacco passed for the most yards (331) in franchise history in single-postseason game last week.
  • Flacco is the first QB in the Super Bowl era to win a postseason game in each of his first five seasons.
  • In his past three games vs. NE (incl. postseason), Flacco has completed 77 of 110 passes (70%) for 973 yards with 7 TDs, 2 INTs and a 110.9 passer rating.
  • RB Ray Rice posted his second career 100-yard rush game (131) in postseason last week (159 vs. NE on 1/10/10).
  • Rice is averaging 123 scrimmage yards per game in the 2012 postseason. He reached 1,600 scrimmage yards (1,621) for fourth season in row.
  • Rice led AFC RBs with 61 catches in 2012.
  • Rookie RB Bernard Pierce is averaging 6.5 yards per carry in postseason (18 attempts., 117 yards).
  • In two career games vs. Patriots (incl. playoffs), WR Torrey Smith has 9 catches for 209 yards (23.2 avg.) with 3 TDs.
  • Smith had a career-best in receiving yards (855) and TDs (8) in 2012.
  • WR Anquan Boldin is averaging 108 receiving yards per game in two playoff games in 2012.
  • Ten of Boldin's eleven receptions in the 2012 postseason have been for first downs.
  • Boldin registered most receiving yards (145) in a postseason game in franchise history in Wild Card vs. Colts.
  • For his career in the postseason, Boldin has 41 receptions for 642 yards (15.7 avg.) with 4 TDs.
  • KR-WR Jacoby Jones had second-longest postseason TD reception in franchise annals last week (Shannon Sharpe, 96).
  • Jones is ranked first in NFL with 30.7 KR average in 2012. Tied the league-high with three kick-return TDs (2 KO, 1 PR) this season.
  • Including the postseason, TE Dennis Pitta has two TDs in past two games vs. NE.
  • Pitta tied Todd Heap for most TD receptions by TE in franchise history with 7 this season.
  • The Ravens defense has 7 INTs in the past four games against Patriots.
  • LB Ray Lewis has played in 19 career postseason games (12-7, .632).
  • S Ed Reed has eight career postseason INTs, tied for 4th-most in NFL history.
  • S Bernard Pollard had team-high 98 tackles in 2012.
  • CB Corey Graham became the fourth Raven to register two INTs in a playoff game last week.
  • LB Terrell Suggs has 12 career postseason sacks, tied for third-most since sacks became an official statistic. He has three sacks in his past four games vs. NE (incl. postseason).
  • K Justin Tucker made 47-yard game-winning FG in OT last week, tied for third-longest OT FG in NFL postseason history and longest ever by rookie.