Ravens Peck Away As Patriots Get Their First Loss Of The Season

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, goes airborne after a hit as Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas III (29), cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) and linebacker Josh Bynes (57) look on during the first half of Sunday nights game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Pats undefeated season came to screeching stop last night as they were unable to stop Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who pecked through the Pats defense like swiss cheese. 

Baltimore came roaring out at the start of the game scoring 17 points before New England got any points on the board early in the second quarter. The Pats then chipped away at the scoreboard and got within arms reach to end the first half with a score of 17-13 Baltimore. 

The second half was then full of fumbles, penalties and even a rainbow interception from Brady as the Pats got an opportunity to take the lead early in the third quarter…But, with a 70-yard fumble return by Marlon Humphrey and a 5-yard touchdown pass by from Jackson to Nick Boyle early in the fourth quarter the score was only 30-20 Baltimore. 

With being down only 10, Brady and the boys just couldn’t do anything to keep putting points on the board as he threw for an interception with 12:47 left in the game, and went 30 for 46 for 285 yards. 

Jackson then led a 9 ½ minute dancing journey down the field to end with his thrust into the endzone at the 1-yard line. 

Jackson ran for 61 yards and two touchdowns and went 17 for 23 for 163 yards and a score. Mark Ingram ran for 115 yards and piled up 210 yards on the ground. 

New England’s defense came into Baltimore only allowing 7.6 points per game and forced 25 turnovers for a plus-17 differential. The reigning World Champs picked up two fumbles, but they also gave up two turnovers themselves along with a pricey penalty that resulted in Baltimore’s first touchdown. 

The uncharacteristic Pats were penalized seven times for 48 yards. 😳

Baltimore’s defense played a huge role in taking down the champs as Patrick Onwuasor stripped the ball from “Squirrel Man” Julian Edelman in the third quarter as Humphrey snagged the ball and ran it back for a touchdown. Brady did answer back with a touchdown of his own to make the score 24-20, but that’s as close the Pats would get to nipping at the Ravens. 

Baltimore went on to rack up 13 extra points to make the final score 37-20 and put an end to the Patriots perfect winning record.

As the Pats look to put this game in the past, they head back on the road to Philadelphia for week 11 with a fully rested squad coming fresh off their bye week.

Jonathan Holden

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