By Rick Ritter

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Heartbreaking loss. After taking an early lead, the Ravens fall to the New England Patriots.

It was a nail biter in Foxborough, as the team’s season came to an end and they were eliminated from the playoffs.

Rick Ritter has reaction from fans.

Fans couldn’t ask for a better game. The entire city was buzzing as the Ravens tried to get to their second AFC Championship game in the last three years.

Four-hundred miles away from Foxborough, all eyes were on every screen in Baltimore. It was the biggest game of the Ravens’ season, with everything on the line.

A hot start had Ravens Nation amped up in White Marsh and fans strutting their touchdown dance in the midst of what they hoped was another Ravens Super Bowl run.

“It’s great to be a Baltimore Ravens fan right now,” said Tommy Young, Four Guys Entertainment.

“I don’t think a lot of people expected them to play the way they have. They turn it on at the end of the season,” said Mike Amrhine, owner, Amped Up.

Over at Corinthian Lounge and Restaurant, it was a sea of purple. But a 14-point lead slowly slipped out of the Ravens’ hands, turning it into a nail biter–an instant classic.

But January Joe Flacco’s late comeback attempt was not good enough, as the Patriots came out with a win.

“Somebody has to lose. Unfortunately, it was us,” said Kevin Dixon.

Fans say there’s nothing to hang their heads about.

“Excellent year. Great year. We exceeded expectations,” said Eric Cheatham, Four Guys Entertainment.

An underdog in the playoffs, the Ravens gave the city something to cheer about in January.

The Ravens have made the playoffs six out of the last seven years.

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