Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
When: December 22, 2013, 4:25 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, Game Rewind
The New England Patriots just came off of a loss to the Miami Dolphins and now will face off against another team that is fighting to get into the playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens are making another late run to get into the playoffs. They did the same last season and rode it all the way to win the Super Bowl.
The Ravens have to keep pace with the Miami Dolphins in their playoff push. The Patriots want to get home field advantage in the playoffs and they also want to get that first round BYE. They will need to find some offense with Rob Gronkowski out for the rest of the year.
The Ravens will need to find a way to score some touchdowns in the game. I don’t know if they want to rely on 60+ yard field goals from Justin Tucker too many times.
The Ravens have the most to lose in this game and will be playing with the most deparation. The playoffs is hanging on by a thread and they have a couple of tough games to close out the season. If they want to make the playoffs, they will have to beat some pretty good teams down the stretch. I think they can sneak by the Patriots in this game. There might not be a ton of offense in this game, but the Ravens should be able to scrape enough together to pull off the victory.
Ravens 20 – Patriots 17