FOXBORO -- Former Patriots cornerback Ty Law, who was named one of the honorary captains for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Ravens, said Thursday he believes the New England defense -- and the secondary in particular -- has played "lights out" over the last few games.
"Yes, they struggled throughout the season, but had a lot of injuries and a lot of things that just weren’t going their way," Law said on Thursday. "And when you have a quarterback like Tom Brady and you can get that many points, it helps you out a lot.
"But they’ve stepped it up in a big way -- especially last week," Law added. "So hopefully, they can carry that over and gain that confidence from these last few performances and play that well on Sunday night, because Tom and that offense is clicking. All the defense has to do is step up, be productive and they’ll win the football game."
The Patriots are in the process of naming four honorary captains for Sunday's game, with Law, linebacker Tedy Bruschi and former wide receiver Troy Brown as the first three. (Only players who were part of the 1996 AFC champions and 2001 Super Bowl team are eligible for the honor.) The fourth and final captain is set to be revealed on Friday.
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