We are just hours away from the Baltimore Ravens huge divisional round clash with the New England Patriots for a chance to go to the 2015 AFC Championship game.
The Ravens have come off of an impressive win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on wildcard weekend and now go to the home of the #1 seed in the AFC.
It has already shaped up to be an interesting battle of offense vs defense but before the game has even started, the Ravens have been involved in a big hit.
Making the journey from Baltimore to Boston, the Ravens team bus ran into a few problems and it was the first time this year it has happened.
Whilst travelling through Providence, Rhode Island, the bus was involved in a minor car accident.
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The Ravens bus swiped a parked car outside of the team hotel and became the second time the Ravens bus has had an accident whilst the team were travelling to a game.
Whilst travelling to New Orleans to take on the Saints for a Monday night game earlier this season, Baltimore's coach was once again involved in an accident.
The Ravens were victorious despite their scrape in New Orleans and they will be hoping to repeat that feat when the two teams take to the field on Saturday afternoon in Foxborough.
Fortunately for the Ravens and their fans, it has been reported that no-one was hurt in the collision and the team should be ready to go.
The Ravens are 1-0 this season when they have had traffic trouble before a game so it will be interesting to see if they extend that streak later today and upset the Patriots.
Time for a cold one
The match between the Patriots and the Ravens today will be the third time in four years the two teams have met in the post-season with all meetings coming at Gillette Stadium.
The previous two were AFC Championship games with the Patriots going on to lose the Super Bowl to the New York Giants and the Ravens going on to beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
This years game gives a very dynamic twist to it as the Ravens come in with the fourth ranked defense against the run in the league.
Normally that wouldn't be a problem but with the weather conditions set to be cold and windy at Foxborough, it could deter Tom Brady from being able to throw the ball.
Set to be a true clash between offense and defense in New England, the winner will progress to the AFC Championship game and will pose a tough match for either the Denver Broncos or Indianapolis Colts.
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