Patriots beat Ravens, advance to Super Bowl

Associated Press
A rifleman ducks under the fire during the pre-game entertainment before the AFC Championship NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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The New England Patriots punched their ticket to the Super Bowl with a 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the American Football Conference championship game on Sunday.