While the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens aren't exactly a rivalry, they're pretty close. Just take the last two games they have played against each other as evidence. Last season in the AFC Championship Game, a missed field goal by Billy Cundiff sent the Patriots to the Super Bowl and the Ravens packing.
This season, the Ravens got their revenge by narrowly beating the Patriots in similar dramatic fashion 31-30. Now, the two teams find themselves in the AFC Championship yet again. With a second straight trip to the Super Bowl on the line, the Pats will be wise to look back on their regular season loss to the Ravens and figure out how to improve on their mistakes.
Here are a few things the Pats can learn from the regular-season meeting that will help them beat the Ravens this Sunday.