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The Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots both got tripped up on the road to a 2-0 start last week, so those two AFC powerhouses will be looking to grab that second victory on Sunday night as they battle in a rematch of last year’s conference championship game.
Baltimore had its eye on a Super Bowl berth last year before falling 23-20 to Tom Brady and the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, and they’re coming off a 24-23 loss in Philadelphia last week in which Michael Vick scored a late TD to give the Eagles the win.
That dropped the Ravens to 1-1 SU but they’re 2-0 ATS so far this season – they pounded the Bengals 44-13 in Baltimore back in Week 1. Against the Eagles over the weekend Ravens QB Joe Flacco went just 22 of 42 for 232 yards passing with one TD and one INT.
New England almost came back from a 20-9 deficit late in the fourth quarter against the Cardinals in Week 2 but missed a field goal in the dying seconds to fall 20-18 in their home opener. The Patriots beat Tennessee 34-13 back in Week 1 and sit at 1-1 both SU and ATS.
Brady went 28 of 46 for 316 passing yards against the Cardinals with one TD pass and one interception. Pats tight end Aaron Hernandez left the game against Arizona with an ankle injury and has already been ruled out for Sunday night’s contest against Baltimore.
The opening NFL betting lines at Bovada listed the Ravens as 3-point home favorites against the Patriots for Sunday. The two teams have met four times over the past three years, with Baltimore going 1-3 SU but 2-1-1 ATS over those four contests. Baltimore has never beaten New England in a regular-season game.