The Baltimore Ravens (11-6) will travel to Foxborough, Mass. to face off against the New England Patriots (12-4) at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 10. Viewers can watch the Ravens vs. Patriots game online via live stream - free for subscribers - below.
According to the Associated Press, both the Ravens and Patriots have developed into one of the NFL's best playoff rivalries in recent memory. It will be their fourth postseason meeting in six years this Saturday.
"There's experience against this team," Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. "We know a lot of their players and some of their schemes, but I think each time we've played them our team has been different, their team has been different."
The Patriots have home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and hope to make a Super Bowl appearance for the first time in three years, according to the Associated Press. Anthony Riccobono of International Business Times reported that although the Patriots suffered a lost at Gillette Stadium at the end of the regular season, they are still the best home team in the NFL in his opinion.
"Their only home defeat in 2014 came when the team had already clinched the No.1 seed, and Tom Brady spent half the game on the bench," Riccobono wrote. "The Patriots were undefeated at home last year, and they have just three combined regular-season losses in New England, since the start of the 2009 season."
Tom Brady hoped that the Patriots would make the most out of their ideal situation.
"We've put ourselves in a good position," Brady said. "We've just got to take advantage of it."
Although the Patriots are favored to win Saturday's game, Riccobono reported that the Ravens can beat Brady and coach Bill Belichick on their home turf.
"Just two years ago, Baltimore won the AFC Championship Game in New England, on their way to winning the Super Bowl," Riccobono wrote. "The Ravens held the Patriots to just 13 points and picked off Brady twice. Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes."
According to the Associated Press, Joe Flacco has thrown for 17 touchdowns with one interception while winning six of his last seven postseason games on the road. Based on their previous game with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which Baltimore won 30-17, Ravens coach John Harbaugh thought that Flacco was "the best quarterback in football."
"At the end of the day it doesn't really matter what everybody wants to think," Flacco said. "It obviously means a lot for a head coach to stand up in front of everybody in the whole world and say those kind of things. Whether it really means anything, I don't know. But it definitely means a lot to me."
However, the Ravens coach played down his team's chances in this postseason, choosing instead to focus Baltimore's game strategy on winning Saturday's game.
"I don't think it really matters," Harbaugh said in regards to the Ravens' postseason record from previous years. "It's a new game. Really, the past, the future, it's just whoever plays best Saturday afternoon is going to be the team that wins the game."
Saturday's game will air at 4:35 p.m. ET on NBC. Online viewers will be required to have subscriptions for both options, but the game can be streamed live on NBC Sports Extra and watched on demand through NFL Game Rewind.