• FoxSports.com's Peter Schrager predicts the Ravens
The only time these two teams played in a playoff game, it was a 33-14 win in the wild-card round up in New England in 2010. Joe Flacco's 1-0 in playoff games in Foxborough. He's already played in seven road playoff games. There will be no "jitters" from the fourth-year quarterback.
• SI.com's "Bet On It" feature has many predictions for the Ravens-Patriots game,
Ray Rice will rush for at least 120 yards: As both the Ravens and Patriots have said all week, the 2009 playoff meeting between the two teams won't hold a lot of weight Sunday, given the changes both franchises have made since then. And yet … it's hard to forget Ray Rice's 159-yard day on the ground that day, which started with an 83-yard TD run on the game's first play. Baltimore, as it usually does, will try to feed Rice the ball early and often. New England may prevent him from busting off a huge play, like he did in 2009, but it will be difficult for the Patriots to contain him completely.
• ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio and Gregg Rosenthal both pick the Patriots to
• CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco thinks the Ravens' season will end with a
• All five CBSSports.com analysts
. Only Clark Judge and Will Brinson expect the Ravens to be within the 7 1/2-point spread.
• Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News
Patriots 24, Ravens 23: On the other side, Baltimore will lean heavily on running back Ray Rice to move the ball, but that won't be enough. On top of asking their defense to force turnovers, the Ravens must trust quarterback Joe Flacco to take shots against the Patriots' weaknesses in coverage.
's Inside the NFL picks the Ravens to win, but Cris Collinsworth
. Phil Simms' pick is withheld due to commentating rules.
• Seth Wickersham is the only ESPN's NFL "expert"
• The Madden 12 simulation on ESPN.com predicts
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