New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens: Live Score, Video, & Analysis

Phil GentileContributor ISeptember 23, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22:  Emanuel Cook #37 of the Baltimore Ravens fights for a fumbled ball with Dane Fletcher #52 and  Lousaka Polite #36 of the New England Patriots in the third quarter during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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After a heartbreaking loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game last season, the Ravens will host Tom Brady and company in a rematch on Sunday Night Football.

The Ravens have the longest home winning streak in the NFL, boasting 11 straight wins at M&T Bank Stadium. Can they protect Joe Flacco while also slowing down the Patriots' high-powered offense?

Meanwhile, can New England keep things rolling without Aaron Hernandez?

Either way, one of these two AFC powerhouses is going to start the 2012 season 1-2.