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Rex Ryan Predicts Ravens will Beat Patriots

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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has another Super Bowl prediction, which does not involve his Jets.

Ryan likes the Baltimore Ravens to defeat the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium.

Ryan shared his thoughts on WFAN in New York on Friday:

“But the truth is this. The only way you’re going to beat New England is if you have a great defense. And when you look at the teams that won – obviously Buffalo was the one exception – in three years I’m talking about, the Giants had a great game defensively, they were able to get pressure on the quarterback, make plays in the back end. The Ravens had beaten New England before with a dominant defense. We beat New England three times but we did it creatively…a different type of defense, (Tom Brady) wasn’t comfortable. There are only a few teams…Pittsburgh, was more physical than New England. That’s why they won. So the Ravens, in my opinion, are going to take a similar approach to how the Giants played them.”

This should come as no shock to anyone. Ryan spent 10 seasons (1999-2008) as a defensive assistant in Baltimore and modeled the Jets after the Ravens. Also, Ryan just flat out doesn’t like Patriots, who are the Jets biggest rival.

Ryan has been known to botch Super Bowl picks in the past. In fact, the past two seasons he’s picked the Jets to win it all.

Let’s just hope Ryan gets it right this time.