AFC Championship 2013: Game time, TV schedule, injury updates and more

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New England is vying for its second consecutive Super Bowl appearance, while Baltimore is trying to get back for the first time since the 2000 season.

The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens in the 2013 AFC Championship game on Sunday night. The Patriots get to host the game thanks to Baltimore's upset of the top-seeded Denver Broncos last weekend. These two teams met once during the regular season -- the Ravens defeated the Patriots, 31-30, in Week 3.

Baltimore entered the playoffs as the AFC's No. 4 seed, and advanced to this point with a win at home over Indianapolis and the aforementioned upset of Denver on the road. New England is the No. 2 seed and received a first-round bye; the Patriots reached the AFC title game by beating Houston at home last weekend.

That win over the Texans was not without a major injury setback for the Patriots, though, as they lost tight end Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the postseason. On the Baltimore side, veteran linebacker Ray Lewis is still coping with a triceps injury, but he's been able to play through it in the playoffs.

Both teams are performing well offensively in the postseason -- New England racked up 457 total yards and 41 points on the Texans, while the Ravens are averaging 459 total yards and 31 points per game. The over/under for the contest is set at 51.

A victory for the Patriots would send them to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance, and their fifth in the last 10 seasons.

Game Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

TV: CBS

Odds: New England is favored by eight to 10 points, depending on the sportsbook.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.