Backup RB Bernard Pierce was listed as questionable with a knee injury, but it appears as though he will play today.
The Patriots will be without all-Pro TE Rob Gronkowki, who was placed on the injured reserve list earlier this week. The Pats offense averaged 35 points and 433 yards per game in 11 games with Gronkowski this season versus 34 points and 417 yards per in five games without him.
Only once in the 42 previous seasons since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 has a conference championship matchup and site been the same in back-to-back years (Houston at Pittsburgh, 1978, 1979.) The past four Ravens-Pats games have been decided by just one score.
Kickoff is set for 6:40 PM EST.