Jesscia Moran of "SportsNet Central" recaps a disappointing day for New England sports. The Patriots lost to the Ravens 28-13 in the AFC Championship Game in Foxboro and the Celtics fell 103-88 on the road against the Pistons.
In a rematch of last year's AFC title game, it was the Ravens who came away with the victory and prevented the Pats from reaching back-to-back Super Bowls.
Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes to lead Baltimore back from a 13-7 halftime deficit. The Ravens' coached by John Harbaugh, will face the San Francisco 49ers, coached by John's brother, Jim, in the Super Bowl. The Niners punched their ticket to New Orleans earlier in the day with a 28-24 victory over the Falcons in Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game.
Meanwhile, the Celtics' losing streak reached three after another disappointing loss in Detroit.
After the game, Celtics coach Doc Rivers called out his team, saying "I gotta either find the right combination or the right guys, or we're going to get some guys out of here."