The Ravens posted the first four scores, taking a 24-0 lead before the end of the first quarter. The Patriots managed to get into the end zone and trail by 17 points at halftime. Did I mention this game is taking place in Gillette Stadium?
ESPN Stats & Information broke out a few numbers to put this game in perspective.
The last time the Patriots were down by at least 24 points at the end of a first quarter was November 1979 against the Denver Broncos.
A Bill Belichick-coached team never has allowed 24 points in the first quarter, regular-season or playoffs.
The Patriots haven't allowed more than 20 points in a home playoff game since 1978, when the Houston Oilers beat them 31-14.
The Patriots were 8-0 at home this year. The most points they allowed in a game was 24 to the Buffalo Bills back on opening night.
If the Patriots were to win, overcoming a 24-point deficit would tie the second-largest margin in postseason history. The Bills hold the record with a 32-point rally to beat the Oilers in 1992.