The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens Gillette Stadium in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, battling for the right to go to their second straight Super Bowl, and sixth in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era.
The NFL Championship Weekend begins Sunday at 3 p.m. on Fox when the Atlanta Falcons host the San Fransisco 49ers to determine the NFC champion. Then, at 6:30 p.m., on CBS, the Patriots kick off against rival Baltimore.
There is some recent history between the two teams, beginning in 2009, when the Ravens marched into Foxboro and stunned the heavily favored Patriots, 33-14 to knock the home team out of the playoffs. New England got some revenge in the AFC Championship Game last year, beating the Ravens 23-20 to advance to the Super Bowl. The two met again early this season, with the Ravens holding on for a nail-biting 31-30 win in Baltimore.
The two winners Sunday move on to the Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3. It would be the second-straight Super Bowl for the Patriots, eighth in team history. It would also be the sixth appearance in the biggest game of the year for the Patriots since Tom Brady took over as quarterback in 2001. The team has won three, but has lost its last two.
Schedule at a glance:
- San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons - Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. (FOX)
- Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots - Sunday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. (CBS)
Click here for a complete look at the NFL playoff schedule.
Where to watch in the Burlington area:
There are a number of local places to catch the game. Here are some we found but if you know another please let others know in the comments section below.
- Chili's Grill and Bar – 108 Middlesex Turnpike
- Lester's Roadside Bar-B-Q - 376 Cambridge Street
- Fitzwilliams Irish Pub - 1 Burlington Mall Road
- Tavern in the Square - 1 New England Executive Park
- UNO Chicago Grill – 75 Middlesex Turnpike
- Scoreboards – 15 Middlesex Canal Park, Woburn
Know any other great spots to catch the game? Add them to the comments section below.
If you're planning on hosting a football party, we've also collected this list of places in Burlington to help you get ready for the big game.
- Trader Joe's
- Roche Brothers
- Market Basket
- Liquor Cabinet
- Woodward Liquors
- Olde Town Liquors
- Busa Wine & Spirits
- Crossroads Beer & Wine
- Burlington Wine & Spirits