Ravens at Patriots, 6:30 p.m., CBS

Patriots’ keys to a victory vs. Ravens

Tom Brady will be playing in his seventh AFC title game.

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How can the Patriots move past the Ravens and into Super Bowl XLVII? Jim McBride has the answers in his scouting report.

Sunday Football Notes

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Just like last year, before that AFC title game, the Patriots deep down inside know they are in for a heavyweight title bout.

Patriots running back Shane Vereen was humbled when he was apprised of praise from Tom Brady. In his first playoff game last Sunday, Vereen scored three TDs against the Texans.

When duty called, Patriots’ Shane Vereen was active

After stepping up for the Patriots last Sunday against the Texans, the running back hopes to help New England again in the AFC title game.

Tom Brady is closing in on the Muhammad Ali/Michael Jordan pantheon.

Dan Shaughnessy

Is Tom Brady the best QB ever?

Brady has vaulted past career-long rival Peyton Manning, and can solidify the title of greatest QB in history with two more victories.

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President Obama received a hug from Michelle Obama after being officially sworn in for a second term in the Blue Room of the White House. Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama looked on.

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Obama is officially sworn in for second term

President Obama was sworn into office on Sunday just before noon, officially beginning another four-year term.

Chemist at state crime lab in Amherst is arrested

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In unveiling his tax hike plan during the State of the Commonwealth speech, Governor Deval Patrick’s legacy is on the line.

Patrick’s tax plan has risk, reward

Governor Deval Patick’s push for a $1.9 billion tax increase potentially builds political peril for his fellow Democrats, who, unlike Patrick, will face voters next year.


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