The time has finally come. This is what Baltimore and New England fans have been waiting for all year long: a chance to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVI.
Both squads butted heads in the playoffs two years ago, with the Ravens running all over New England on their home turf.
On the other side of the coin, Baltimore is looking to finally break through. Coach John Harbaugh has led this team to 44-20 record throughout his first four years in Baltimore but has yet to take his team over the hump into the land of greatness.
There is no doubt this game has high expectations. The Ravens defense will be bloodthirsty, the Patriots offense will be clicking on all cylinders and the coaches will be performing at an all-time high level.
Will one of the greatest offenses of all time defeat one of the greatest defenses? Will Baltimore finally reach another Super Bowl?
Here are five bold predictions for this week's AFC Championship game.