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Tom Brady on Pats' trick plays: Ravens should learn playbook

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Tom Brady and the New England Patriots progressed through to their fourth AFC Championship Game in a row at the weekend thanks to a 35-31 defeat of the Baltimore Ravens at home.

During the game, the Patriots tried an array of so called trick plays to keep the Ravens off balance and subsequently they worked to perfection, something Ravens' head coach John Harbaugh was not happy about.

But it was one in particular play that got to Harbaugh, with the Ravens head coach taking exception to the play in which the Patriots used Julian Edelman as an ineligible receiver, which allowed Michael Hoomanawanui to make a huge gain.

Ravens left angry 

Harbaugh spoke after the game about how the call angered him because his team were not given enough notice to be able to make substitutions.

Brady, however, was having none of Harbaugh's remarks and subsequently told the Ravens to "study the rulebook".

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"Maybe those guys gotta study the rule book and figure it out," Brady told on Saturday. "We obviously knew what we were doing and we made some pretty important plays."

Fast forward 48 hours, and Brady told reporters how and why the Pats implemented the surprising and igneous plan.

"It was a play that we liked and we thought would work. We had a couple versions of it. It's kind of an alert play for our team, and we made them figure out what to do," Brady added.

"I think that's what it looked like to me. We had to execute it, we had to make the appropriate calls and block it and make the plays, and I was proud of us. That was a good weapon for us.

"That's part of football. You have to prepare for everything."

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