Football games are usually decided in the fourth quarter. The Ravens outplayed the New England Patriots in the first three quarters and still lost the game in overtime, 23-20. The New England Patriots improve to 4-1 while the Baltimore Ravens fall to 4-2.
The Ravens had to settle for a red zone field goal at the beginning of the fourth quarter. They had the ball with 1st and 10 at the New England 15 yard line. They failed to get into the end zone and hit the field goal to go up 20-10 in the fourth quarter.
The next series, the Patriots marched down the field and scored a touchdown. The Ravens couldn’t sustain their next drive and had to punt the ball back to the Patriots. Their next series, the Patriots march right back down the field with 13 plays consuming 6:50 for a 24 yard field goal.
With 1:51 left in the game, The Ravens had a golden opportunity to drive down the field goal to attempt a game winning field goal. However, they went four and out and had to punt the ball back to the Patriots.
In overtime, the Ravens had three possessions to get a field goal and failed on all three possessions. That means Ravens defense stepped up and stopped the Patriots offense on two separate possessions. If you give Tom Brady that many chances to beat you, he will take advantage and he did.
The Ravens defense played an outstanding game creating two turnovers and holding the Patriots for two possessions in overtime. It’s the Ravens offense that needed to step up and score more points to put this game out of reach. Also, you have three possessions in overtime to score a field goal and failed to do so.
The 4-2 Ravens are at home next week hosting the 0-5 Buffalo Bills.
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Written by Frisco Fahs