CBS Sports analyst Shannon Sharpe was not pleased with Bill Belichick after the Patriots coach declined to be interviewed by sideline reporter Steve Tasker following Sunday night’s AFC championship game in Foxboro.

FOXBORO -- When it came to the Patriots, it was a total team breakdown the likes of which we haven’t seen in a long time.



FOXBORO — Terrell Suggs insists he may hate the “arrogant” Patriots but he has nothing but respect for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick after the Ravens beat the Patriots, 28-13, in the AFC championship Sunday at Gillette.

FOXBORO — A very solemn Wes Welker was again forced to answer difficult questions following another season-ending loss in the playoffs.

Last year, it was a third-down drop in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI that would’ve extended a series and likely allowed the Patriots to run out the clock. They lost to the Giants 21-17.

FOXBORO — The first thing Terrell Suggs did after leaving the Gillette Stadium field and entering the hallways after the Ravens’ 28-13 beating of the Patriots was shout, all the way to the locker room, “Tell them to have fun in the Pro Bowl!

Bernard Pollard managed to add to his already-lengthy history with the Patriots in his Ravens’ 28-13 AFC Championship win over the Patriots, Sunday night in Foxboro.

Pollard was first introduced into Patriots lore when his tackle of Tom Brady in the 2008 season-opener ended the quarterback’s season due to a torn knee ligament.

Then, in ’10, the safety was credited with the tackle when Wes Welker tore up his knee in the final game of that season.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady offered no excuses for the Patriots’ 28-13 loss to the Ravens, a game that was entirely one-sided in a second-half that featured Baltimore outscoring New England, 21-0.

The Ravens scored 21 straight points in the second half and the Patriots offense could not overcome several costly mistakes on offense as Baltimore beat the Patriots, 28-13, Sunday at Gillette Stadium in the AFC championship. Anquan Boldin, who predicted a Ravens win earlier in the week, caught a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes from Joe Flacco as the Ravens earn revenge for last year’s loss in the AFC title game at Gillette.

FOXBORO — Patriots starting right cornerback Aqib Talib left late in the first quarter with a right thigh injury and is questionable to return, according to the Patriots.

Talib injured himself on a pass breakup of a Joe Flacco pass intended for Anquan Boldin on third-and-12 from the Ravens 25 with just over five minutes left in the opening quarter. Immediately after the breakup, he came up favoring the right leg and headed to the sideline on his own power.

The San Francisco 49ers shrugged off an early 17-point deficit en route to a 28-24 victory in Atlanta to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.