Following the Patriots' 23-20 OT win over the Ravens, Baltimore LB Ray Lewis told the Baltimore Sun that his team would like another crack at New England, saying, "If we see them in the playoffs, we will be ready again."
Fellow LB Terrell Suggs, echoed the statements, letting reporters know that his shouting match with Tom Brady wasn't finished.
"(Brady) just better hope that he doesn't see us again," Suggs said.
On Monday, the All-Pro QB responded, telling a Boston radio station, "(Suggs) had his chance. Maybe if he gets another chance he can try to back those words up, but he had a chance yesterday. You know, we've played those guys a lot, and they've beat us one time in all the times that I've played them.
"They talk a lot for beating us once in nine years."
The way we see it
Brady's facts are correct. Since he became the team's starting QB in 2001, the Patriots have faced the Ravens five times, with New England holding a 4-1 record in those games. The only loss was in the wild-card round of last season's playoffs, which Baltimore won 33-14. Based on the way the two teams are playing this season, the possibility of a rematch in January 2011 is quite likely. If that happens, both teams' coaches should have plenty of bulletin-board material.