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Saturday, January 14, 2012
No AFC championship game in Baltimore

By Jamison Hensley

The Ravens have never played host to an AFC Championship Game, and it won't happen this year.

The AFC Championship Game will be played at New England's Gillette Stadium after the top-seeded Patriots routed the Denver Broncos, 45-10, on Saturday night. New England will play the winner of Sunday's Texans-Ravens game on Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.

The AFC title game would have been played in Baltimore if the Patriots had lost and the second-seeded Ravens had won.

Home field has truly been an advantage in this year's NFL playoffs. Teams are 6-0 when playing on their home turf.