New England Patriots to Host Second Straight AFC Championship Game
The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game for the second consecutive season on Sunday, Jan. 20. Kick-off in Foxborough will be 6:30 p.m.
The road to Super Bowl XLVII will once again go through Foxborough.
The New England Patriots defeated the Houston Texans, 41-28 Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round at Gillette Stadium to advance to the AFC title game for the ninth time in team history. New England is 7-1 all-time in AFC Championship games and 4-0 in Foxborough.
For the second straight season, the Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. The Ravens upset the Denver Broncos, 38-35 in double overtime Saturday to advance to Championship Sunday for the second straight season. Sunday’s game will be a rematch of a Week 3 meeting between the Pats and Ravens, a match-up the Ravens won, 31-30 on a game-winning field goal by rookie kicker Justin Tucker.
The Patriots defeated the Ravens, 23-20 in last season’s AFC Championship game to advance to Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants in Indianapolis.
Sunday’s game at Gillette Stadium is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.