It's what everyone knows happened but isn't supposed to talk about if they are Patriots fans. It's what Ravens fans dare to hope might happen again.
It's the elephant in the room- the result of the game the last time these two teams met, a one-sided beat down of the New England Patriots at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, in particular the Ravens' ground attack. Joe Flacco had one of the worst games ever for a quarterback that won a playoff game, completing four of 10 passes for 34 yards.
Ray Rice scored on the first play from scrimmage (pictured), going 83 yards for the touchdown, and at the end of the first quarter, Baltimore had constructed a 24-point lead that could not be overcome, even by Tom Terrific and the Patriots' high flying offense.
It was also the Ravens' first ever victory over the Patriots, a feat they hope to replicate this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots made headlines this week by trading future Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings and then immediately afterward by trading for one-time Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch. Still, few dispute that Moss's absence will change the way the Patriots try to attack the Ravens.
There are several key players to watch in this game; read on to find out which ones you should look for on Sunday.