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Patriots at Ravens Week Three Capsule

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-1) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (1-1)

SERIES

PATRIOTS RAVENS
SERIES LEADER 6-0  
STREAKS 6-0  
COACHES VS. OPP. Belichick: 5-1 Harbaugh: 1-3
LAST WEEK L 20-18 vs. Cardinals L 24-23 at Eagles
LAST REG-SEA GAME 10/17/10: Ravens 20 at Patriots 23 (OT). New England WR Deion Branch has 98 rec. yards & TD as Stephen Gostkowski kicks 3 FGs, including game-winning 35-yarder in OT.
LAST REG-SEA GAME AT SITE 12/3/07: Patriots 27, Ravens 24. New England QB Tom Brady throws 2 TD passes, including 8-yarder to WR Jabar Gaffney with 0:44 remaining in 4th quarter.
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (NE), 93 (Bal.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (NE), 226 (Bal.).

STATS

PASSING Brady: 51-77-552 (3C)-3-1-94.7 Flacco: 43-71-531-3-1-91.9
RUSHING Ridley: 39-196 (3C)-5.0-1 Rice: 26-167-6.4-2 (T3L)
RECEIVING Lloyd: 13 (T3C)-129-9.9-0 Pitta (TE): 13 (T3C)-138-10.6-1
OFFENSE 388.5 (2C) 377.5
TAKE/GIVE +3 (3C) +4 (2C)
DEFENSE 264.5 (2L) 404.0
SACKS 3 tied: 1 Ngata: 2
INTs Wilson (R): 1 (T3C) E. Reed: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Mesko: 36.2 Koch: 48.3
KICKING Gostkowski: 22 (3C) (4/4 PAT; 6/7 FG) Tucker (R): 25 (T1L) (7/7 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

REMATCH of 2011 AFC Championship Game…PATRIOTS: Club has 7-1 all-time record vs. Ravens (incl. postseason)… BILL BELICHICK (193) needs win to surpass CHUCK KNOX (193) for 8th most among head coaches in NFL history… QB TOM BRADY (40,531) needs 21 passing yards to surpass HOFer JOE MONTANA (40,551) for 12th-most passing yards in NFL history. Has thrown TD pass in 34 consecutive games…RB STEVAN RIDLEY is averaging 123.5 scrimmage yards per game this season (196 rush, 51 rec.)…WR WES WELKER (562) surpassed TROY BROWN (557) last week for most catches in club history. In last game vs. Ravens (w/ Den. on 10/10/10), WR BRANDON LLOYD had 5 catches for 135 yards (27 avg.) with 2 TD catches. Lloyd (4,913) needs 87 rec. yards to reach 5,000 career…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 19 TD catches in past 18 games. Since entering NFL in ’10, Gronkowski leads league in TD catches (29)…LB ROB NINKOVICH posted 1st sack of season last week…RAVENS: Club aims for 12th consecutive win at home…In past 2 vs. NE (incl. postseason), QB JOE FLACCO has 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 107.2 passer rating. Ravens are 24-2 (.923) when he has 100+ rating. For career, Flacco has 28-5 (.848) record at home…In 4 career games vs. Patriots (incl. postseason), RB RAY RICE averages 104.3 rush yards per game (417 total). Since ’09, Rice leads NFL with 6,130 scrimmage yards…WR TORREY SMITH (949 yards) needs 51 rec. yards to reach 1,000 career. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN had 6 catches for 101 yards (16.8 avg.) in AFC Championship Game…Incl. playoffs, Ravens have 7 INTs in last 3 vs. NE…S ED REED aims for 3rd consecutive game with INT. Since ’02, has NFL-best 59 INTs…S BERNARD POLLARD had sack & INT last week…DT HALOTI NGATA tied career-high with 2 sacks against Patriots on 10/17/10.


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