Belichick added that it would be hard to put "anybody even in their class, let alone above them."

Injury-wise, Ravens are 'in pretty good shape'

It was a full house at Wednesday's practice. That included Reed, who sustained a sprained left ankle Sunday on Houston's final throw to the end zone, and defensive tackle Arthur Jones, who left the game with a right knee injury after slamming knees with a player on Houston's offense.

Jones said he has not experienced a setback since Sunday's victory, nor have inside linebackers Jameel McClain (knee) and Brendon Ayanbadejo (quad), who were questionable last weekend.

"Injury-wise, everyone has been in here working hard the last couple of days," head coach John Harbaugh said before the practice. "It looks like we're in pretty good shape. There may be one or two guys that will be close, but we feel pretty good with where we're at with that."

Reed, who was limited in practice, was the only Ravens player on the official injury report.

Looking at the weekend weather forecast

According to The Weather Channel's Wednesday forecast, it could snow in Foxborough . on Saturday and the high is projected to be 29 degrees. The temperature will be in the mid-30s all day Sunday with a 30 percent chance of showers for Sunday's title game at Gillette Stadium.

Harbaugh said the Ravens have prepared for a variety of weather conditions during the season.

"We practice with wet balls. We go outside in the rain. … We practice in the cold and stuff like that," he said. "We think we're an all-weather team. We think we're built for any kind of conditions."

End zone

Brady (left shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. Fourteen Patriots players, including wide receivers Wes Welker and Deion Branch, tight end Aaron Hernandez, guard Logan Mankins, and safety Patrick Chung were limited. … Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said that he audibled out of a run into a pass play on a second-down play late in Sunday's win. The ensuing play was a called pass. Both pass plays resulted incompletions, leading some fans and media to question why the team didn't run the ball to run down the clock. … Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork praised Flacco for his toughness, telling reporters that "He bounces right up. You have to tip your hat to him. … [He] can take a beating and licks and still deliver the ball downfield. That's pretty good."

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