A lot had to happen Sunday in order for the Ravens to reach Super Bowl XLVII by beating the New England Patriots. And, improbably, a lot did happen. Here are some crazy numbers from Baltimore's 28-13 win over New England.
71 -- New England head coach Bill Belichick had won 71 consecutive home games when leading at the half. The Ravens' improbable come back, however, wrecked that streak Sunday.
67-1 -- Tom Brady reaped many of those victories with Belichick, but Sunday marked the first time the quarterback lost a game at home when the Patriots led at halftime in 68 games, according to Elias.
2-16 -- On the flip side, it wasn't as if Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco was seasoned in bringing his offense back. Coming into Sunday's game, Flacco was just 1-16 when trailing at the half on the road. His lone comeback win prior to Sunday came in San Diego this season.
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6 -- Flacco set a record Sunday, as well, becoming the first quarterback to gather six road playoff victories in history. This year he out-dueled Peyton Manning and Brady in consecutive weeks. Not bad.
5,855 -- Though it's small consolation, Brady also set a record Sunday, breaking Brett Favre's record for most postseason passing yards in a career. Brady is now up to 5,949, passing Favre's record of 5,855.
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