New England has matchup edge

Must respect Ravens' mental toughness, intangibles, but X's & O's go to Patriots

Updated: January 15, 2013, 12:24 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

This week's Patriots mailbag set a record for most questions submitted, which highlights the excitement that surrounds the team. Outside of some special-teams breakdowns, Sunday's victory over the Texans was a solid effort and sets up a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Many of us thought that it would be a "Brady versus Manning" week, but the Ravens -- with some help from Peyton Manning, John Fox and Rahim Moore -- flipped the script.

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