My latest column for NFL.com’s Blog Blitz has been posted, and in it I discuss how the Patriots have a lot to prove when they play the Ravens Sunday in Foxborough. The Ravens laid a serious beat-down on the Pats during their Wild Card Weekend playoff game last season, and that loss left a bad taste in the players’ mouths. Here’s a snippet from the column:
Last year in the playoffs, the Ravens took it to the Patriots and smacked them up and down the field at Gillette Stadium. The Ravens won the battle at the line of scrimmage and set the tone right from the first play from scrimmage. Ray Rice ran up the gut for an 83-yard touchdown and the Ravens never looked back from there.
For the full column, click here.