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Patriots named trick plays in playoffs 'Baltimore,' 'Raven'

Patriots named trick plays in playoffs 'Baltimore,' 'Raven'

In an effort to seemingly not let old wounds finally heal, America found out Wednesday night that the gimmick plays the New England Patriots used in the latest edition of their bitter rivalry with the Ravens were named after the unsuspecting victims.

The two formations were called “Baltimore” and “Raven” — almost surely not anything other than a convenient name for a play they’d use against them that week, but definitely something that will needle the Ravens, considering the two teams’ history of contentious battles.

The names were revealed on the NFL Network special, “Do Your Job,” which covered that Super Bowl run,...