Ravens the worst-case scenario for Patriots

Updated: January 5, 2010, 2:03 PM ET
By Adam Schefter

Adam Schefter answers readers' questions nearly every day in his blog. On Tuesday, he turns his attention to the upcoming playoff battle between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens. Have a query of your own? Submit it here.

Q: Was drawing Baltimore in the first round the worst-case scenario for the Patriots, especially with Welker down? You'd think the Pats would have to ramp up their running game with their best short-yardage guy sidelined, and that would play right into the Ravens' hands.

-- Mark (Hoover, Ala.)