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Colvin On Toucher & Rich: Will This AFC Championship Game Be As Close As Last Year’s?

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The New England Patriots celebrate after Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens missed a game tying field goal late in the fourth quarter during their AFC Championship Game. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots celebrate after Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens missed a game tying field goal late in the fourth quarter during their AFC Championship Game. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Everything has fallen the Patriots way it seems so far. They needed a loss by the Broncos or two by the Texans to get a first round bye.

The Texans couldn’t get it done and the Pats moved up to the number two seed. Then with a Baltimore win over Denver the Patriots will host Baltimore in the AFC Championship game.

The Patriots and Ravens met in last season’s AFC Championship game as well and it was a close game that came down to a missed field goal by Baltimore in the final seconds that would have likely sent the game into overtime.

Former Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich to discuss the rematch between the Patriots and Ravens.

Does Colvin think that this year’s AFC Championship game will be as close as last year’s?

“I don’t think it’s going to be as close. I think the one key factor is how the Patriots offense responds to the Baltimore defense. The Baltimore defense, what they’ve been the last two or three years compared to this year is not the same, but it still posses a threat because they still have guys that can make plays. What you don’t see out of their defense this year is getting to the passer as much.”

They went on to discuss the play of Baltimore’s quarterback, Joe Flacco. How does Colvin explain Flacco’s Rich Jekyll and Hyde syndrome? How can he look so bad at times and then pull out a win at the end?

Plus, what does Colvin think of Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo complaining about New England’s no huddle offense? Is the no huddle like a sucker punch or cheap shot?

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