That outcome continues to resonate with the Patriots, who meet the Ravens again this Sunday.
“That game sticks with all of us,” coach Bill Belichick said during a conference call with Baltimore media Wednesday. “We split with them last year, but they won the one that mattered the most. It was a great performance by them in the playoffs and not a very good one by us. They were clearly the better team that day, and they deserved to win, there’s no question about that. So it’s a new season and a new game, and we’ll see how this one comes out.”
Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs said he anticipates an elevated amount of energy from the Patriots players and fans.
“Anytime you play a playoff game at home and you lose, that’s going to leave a sour taste in your mouth,” he said. “I’m sure when they saw us on their schedule, they saw red, and they’re going to come at us. But we expect nothing less, especially from the New England Patriots. So we definitely look forward to that opporunity. If there’s going to be a fight at three o’clock, we’ll see them there.”
A few seconds later, Suggs amended his answer, saying, “It’s a fight at one o’clock.”