Ravens Vs. Patriots, 2012 AFC Championship Game: New England Fails To Close Out Ravens

The New England Patriots had a chance to put away the Baltimore Ravens for good in the 2012 AFC Championship Game after a failed fourth down attempt. But they couldn't do it, and instead gave Joe Flacco a chance to send a game that is currently 23-20 in the Patriots' favor to overtime — or win it outright in regulation.

After BenJarvus Green-Ellis took a sweep left to get the Patriots a third and four near midfield, Tom Brady looked left and then threw right to Aaron Hernandez, who ran a short curl near the first-down marker. But good coverage by Ed Reed forced an incompletion, which both short-circuited the Patriots drive and stopped the clock.

For updates and analysis on these teams during the 2012 AFC Championship, visit Ravens blog Baltimore Beat Down, Patriots blog Pats Pulpit and SB Nation Boston. Don't forget to check out SB Nation's NFL hub for all your playoff news.

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