Ravens dominate the Patriots: The good, bad and ugly

Ravens vs. Patriots Live blog and instant analysis

Ravens vs. Patriots Live blog and instant analysis

Belichick showed a different side Sunday night after the Patriots lost for the first time in 11 months, 37-20 to the Baltimore Ravens.

New England, which had boasted the best defense in the National Football League all year, had a tough time slowing down Lamar Jackson. They dug in, rallying behind angry directions from an angry Bill Belichick and behind sideline exhorations from veteran captain Dont'a Hightower.

Over the past few weeks, the Baltimore Ravens have been having offensive success without one of their most unsafe weapons on the field.

From there, just about everything they'd tried throughout the game worked for the Ravens.

The Ravens defense did look pretty exhausted on the Patriots' second drive of the third quarter, during which New England scored a touchdown after going 75 yards in 11 plays in just over four minutes.

New England rallied in the second and third quarters and cut the lead to just four, but the Ravens answered with a 70-yard scoop-and-score from Marlon Humphrey - the longest fumble return in team history.

"They played a good game", the 42-year-old added. New England has been the consensus No. 1 ranked team for the entire season.

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"It was a physical game". If the Ravens want to knock off the Patriots, it starts with Jackson's performance. "They were definitely better [than us tonight] but we have to be mature enough to do what we need to do".

Heading into Sunday's game, New England had allowed 10 points or fewer five times, including two shutout wins over the Jets and Dolphins.

Patriots haters can celebrate for at least a week. They dominated that schedule, but there hadn't been many tests.

The offense was sound, with the exception of the two turnovers. With most eyes going to Edelman, that left Sanu open outside the numbers.

Tonight's Patriots vs. Ravens matchup on Sunday Night Football is one of the most highly-anticipated games so far this season.

Jackson then led a methodical 9 1/2-minute drive that ended with his thrust into the end zone from the 1. "If you go back and look throughout the season, we have lots of drives over 15 plays, eating up time and chewing up clock". Jackson is a dual-threat in every sense of the term with the ability to beat you with his arms and his legs. Brady threw for 406 yards and three touchdowns in the last meeting between the teams in 2015 and has 2,251 yards and 13 touchdown passes this season.

"I think from the moment the football was snapped in the first quarter, we were going after these guys", Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead told The Athletic.

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