Patriots advance to Super Bowl, Ravens come up short

First, the win and a Super Bowl berth was knocked out of Lee Evans' hands. Then, Billy Cundiff pulled the Ravens' chance to tie the game wide left.

Baltimore couldn't capitalize on two good scoring chances in the final minute, and the New England Patriots held on for a 23-20 victory in Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

Tom Brady's diving touchdown on fourth down early in the fourth quarter was the decisive score, and helped the Patriots advance to Super Bowl XLVI. They will play the winner of the NFC title game between the Giants and 49ers on February 5 in Indianapolis.

New England advanced to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2007 season, when the Patriots were 18-0 before losing to the Giants.