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Justin Tucker won the game for the Ravens last week, but can he do it again?
The Ravens have a solid kicking game. Rookie kicker Justin Tucker has been money, missing only three attempts all season long. Punter Sam Koch averages 47 yards per attempt and has pinned opponents inside their own 20-yard line 28 times.
The same can be said for the Patriots. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski has had another successful year, missing on only six of his attempts. Punter Zoltan Mesko averages 43 yards per punt and has also nailed opponents inside their own 20-yard line 28 times.
New England mostly utilizes Wes Welker on punt returns and Devin McCourty on kick returns. Both have been average since the injury to Julian Edelman.
Baltimore has the electric Jacoby Jones, who has won games on his punt and kick returns alone for the Ravens. He is one of the NFL's best and gives Baltimore the edge here.