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Anquan Boldin: This year will be different because ‘we’re gonna win’

Posted By Mike Petraglia On January 16, 2013 @ 3:18 pm In General | 80 Comments

Anquan Boldin predicted the Ravens would get revenge Sunday for last year's loss to the Patriots and win the AFC championship. (AP)

Anquan Boldin predicted the Ravens would get revenge Sunday for last year’s loss to the Patriots and win the AFC championship. (AP)

Guarantees this time of year are not that uncommon, dating back to Joe Namath‘s famous prediction that the New York Jets would shock the football world and beat the heavily-favored Colts in Super Bowl III.

But whenever a Patriots’ opponent takes a similar stance it’s sure to find its way into the team’s locker room.

Earlier this week, it was Brendon Ayanbedejo ripping the Patriots’ no-huddle offense and lobbing insults referring to “Spygate” and the 18-1 season of 2007. He later apologized.

But that was a back-up linebacker who rarely sees the field. On Wednesday, starting wide receiver Anquan Boldin was reminded that this is a rematch of last year’s AFC championship in the very same venue that produced New England’s 23-20 win and ended the Ravens’ season in heartbreak.

On Wednesday, at the team’s practice facility in Owings Mills, Maryland, Boldin was asked why this year would be any different.

“[Because] we’ll make it different,” he replied.

How?

“We’re gonna win,” he said without missing a beat.

There likely won’t be any apology coming from Boldin.

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