Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Take your pick: Ravens vs. Patriots
By James Walker
Our latest "Take your pick" involves one of two playoff teams from the AFC North.
Who will win Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens (9-7) and New England Patriots (10-6)?
This is the third meeting between these budding rivals in the past three years. The Patriots won both games by nine combined points, including a 27-21 victory over the Ravens last October.
Will Baltimore get its revenge? The Ravens have the personnel to match up well against New England, particularly on offense.
Does New England have the edge? The Patriots are 8-0 at home this season and have the always-dangerous Tom Brady at quarterback.
Can Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco outduel Brady? How big is the season-ending knee injury to Patriots receiver Wes Welker? These are all questions that will be answered Sunday in one of the NFL's most intriguing wild-card matchups.
But until then, take your pick.