Beyond pitting two of the early favorites in the AFC, the meeting will prove a showdown of two 1-1 squads. Both teams were just barely edged out in Week 2, as the Patriots were upset by the Arizona Cardinals, 20-18 and the Ravens were topped by the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-23.
Some other games around the AFC East to keep an eye on:
The Jets and Dolphins join the Patriots at 1-1 early in the 2012 season, and New York's first visit to Miami should be an interesting one. After blasting their way past Buffalo (also 1-1), New York was upended by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and will now look to contain Reggie Bush, Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins.
The 1-1 Bills visit the 0-2 Browns, who are looking to not lose ground in the AFC North division too early in the season, as the Steelers, Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals are all 1-1.
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