Can the defense slow down the Patriots' offense?
The Ravens are one of the few teams that's had somewhat consistent success against Tom Brady. Brady has a lower completion percentage (58.6) and passer rating (74.1) against Baltimore than he does against any team in the NFL, and the Ravens are the only team against which Brady has thrown more interceptions (nine) than touchdowns (8). With that said, Brady's still one of the NFL's most dangerous quarterbacks and a quarterback that threw for 335 yards against Baltimore in September. And with Brady leading the way, the Patriots led the NFL in both total offense (428 yards/game) and scoring offense (34.8 points/game) during the regular season. Brady was the AFC's leading passer during the regular season (4,827 yards), but New England also has a deep and talented group of running backs that it attacks defenses with in a variety of ways. But, for as much as it struggled at times during the regular season, the Ravens' defense has played well in recent weeks. They held a potent Broncos offense scoreless on six of its final seven possessions last week.