AFC Championship 2013, Ravens vs. Patriots: Game time, TV schedule, odds and more

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It's an emotionally fueled weekend as the Patriots and Falcons play host to dangerous teams in the Championship games.

The New England Patriots play host to the Baltimore Ravens this week in what could be Ray Lewis's final game. Meanwhile in Atlanta, the Falcons will hope they can find a way to stop a mobile quarterback -- as Colin Kaepernick looks to run roughshod over another NFL defense.


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Following an impressive victory over the Denver Broncos, the Baltimore Ravens are using self-belief, and admiration for Ray Lewis to fuel emotional play. Quarterback Joe Flacco is playing some of his best football at the perfect time, and now they represent a serious threat to get over the hump and knock off the New England Patriots and their vaunted offense. Is this the year they finally do it?

Similarly, the Atlanta Falcons got an emotional bump with their win over the Seattle Seahawks. Falling just short in so many past years, now they have a late-win to build momentum from. Facing adversity and fighting back meant more than an easy win did, but they have a serious threat in Colin Kaepernick who could give their defense huge problems if not kept in check.

Ravens vs. Patriots

Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
When: Sunday, 1/20/13, 6:30 p.m. ET
TV: CBS
Odds: The New England Patriots are 8-point favorites at home, according to OddsShark.
Picks: Patriots, 35-27

49ers vs. Falcons

Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
When: Sunday, 1/20/13, 3:00 p.m.
TV: Fox
Odds: The San Francisco 49ers are 3.5-point favorites on the road, according to OddsShark.
Picks: Falcons, 27-20

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