Will the Ravens’ vaunted defense shut down Patriots’ Brady?

Posted Jan. 17, 2012, at 7:34 p.m.

The last time the New England Patriots faced the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs, in 2009, the Ravens jumped out to a 24-0 first-quarter lead en route to a 33-14 victory at Gillette Stadium.

Will the Patriots avenge that loss on Sunday afternoon or will the Ravens’ vaunted defense shut down the Pats’ prolific offense led by Tom Brady and take advantage of the Patriot defense?

The Ravens have lost six of the last seven meetings between the two.