Ravens Ready For Patriots To 'Bring It On'


The Ravens have a date in* *Foxborough, a place where they've felt quite at home before.

Baltimore will travel to face the top-seeded New England Patriots next Saturday at 4:35 p.m.

After beating the Steelers in their place, the Ravens aren't shaking in their boots at the thought of facing Tom Brady and company.

"Bring it on," outside linebacker Pernell McPhee said. "We're ready for any challenge, baby."

The Patriots are one of the NFL's toughest teams to beat at home. The Ravens seem impervious to that streak, however.

During the John Harbaugh era, the Ravens have twice beaten the Pats at their place during the playoffs. They did it in 2009 in the wild-card round, then again in the 2012 AFC championship.

"You've done it before, so you think you can do it again," defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said.

The Ravens know they'll have a stiff challenge, however. The Patriots (12-4) won 10 of 11 games to grab the top seed in the conference. They dropped their last game against Buffalo when resting the starters.

"We obviously know they're a well-coached team with talented players," outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil said. "We just have to prepare hard. We've got to do what we do, play like Ravens, prepare hard and play with a lot of energy and have fun."

There's also the concern of Brady, who once again topped 4,000 passing yards.

"When you're in the playoffs, that's what you're going to be doing, is playing against a lot of great quarterbacks," Ngata said. "Tom Brady is one of those great quarterbacks."

But coming off a big win in their rivals' house, the Ravens are feeling good. And they'll carry that momentum with them to* *Foxborough.

"We've got a lot of confidence right now," tight end Owen Daniels said. "There weren't a lot of people who thought we'd come in here and get the job done. But we believe in each other and we're going to keep that belief going."

Reminisce about the last time the Ravens and Patriots clashed with these photos from 2012.

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