On the ensuing Patriots possession, New England again started out promising but stalled, failing to convert on a fourth and four when Brady was chased from the pocket and forced to throw an errant pass to the end zone. Even though the Ravens were stonewalled when they received the ball on the turnover on downs, throwing incomplete passes and only taking one minute off the clock, the next Patriots possession was again disappointing.
On another passing play, Brady began to lead the team down the field, but Pernell McPhee tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage that Dannell Ellerbee, despite a cast on his hand, picked off. New England received the ball one last time just before the two minute warning, but Carey Williams intercepted a Brady pass in the end zone, sealing the deal for the Ravens.
Baltimore reaches the Super Bowl for the first time with Ed Reed and Ray Lewis on the same team, and the first time in 12 years. Playing inspired football for what is looking like the last season for two of the all-time greats, Lewis and Reed, in purple and black, and look to create an interesting matchup when the Harbaugh brothers meat in the Super Bowl.