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New England's Super Bowl shot

Can the Baltimore Ravens deny the Patriots' bid to return to the Super Bowl?

Originally Published: January 13, 2013
By Matt Williamson | ESPN.com

They had some speed bumps along the way, including losing Rob Gronkowski (who I consider one of the top 10 players in football) early, but the New England Patriots eventually pulled away from the Houston Texans 41-28 in New England on Sunday. Next week they will host yet another AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens, who just seem to find a way to win week after week. Can Baltimore stop the Patriots from getting to the Super Bowl?

Even without having the opportunity to review the tape of New England's 31-30 Week 3 loss in Baltimore, simply knowing what we now know about both of these squads, next week will not be an easy chore for the Patriots.

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