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1. Patriots Head To Super Bowl

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Jan. 22: The Patriots punched their ticket to the Super Bowl by edging the Ravens 23-20 in the AFC title game. Quarterback Tom Brady, who scored the winning TD but didn't play his best game, gave the credit to his defense. "Well, I [stunk] pretty bad today, but our defense saved us," Brady said afterward. Meanwhile, owner Robert Kraft suggested another force was at work in this Patriots victory: his late wife, Myra. Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff missed what would have been a game-tying 32-yard field goal with 15 seconds to go to clinch the victory for New England.

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