Patriots Fall 31-30 Against Baltimore - Game Recap
Joe Flacco scorched the Patriots defense for 3 TDs as Baltimore defeated New England 31-30 on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Ravens earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 2.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 48.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Ray Rice rushed for 101 yards, while Bernard Pierce added 17 yards in the win. Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones added 127 and 86 receiving yards respectively.
Stevan Ridley rushed for 37 yards for New England, while Danny Woodhead added 34 yards. Tom Brady threw for 335 yards for the Patriots, while receivers Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd had 142 and 108 yards respectively.
New England was outgained by Baltimore 503-396 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 33-28 by the Patriots.
The time of possession battle favored New England as their offense was on the field for 31:03, longer than the 28:57 of their opponents.
Next game, Baltimore takes its act home to face Cleveland looking for another win. For New England, they head on the road to face Buffalo.