Tom Brady threw for 214 yards on 15-of-22 passing to lead the New England Patriots to a 20-14 halftime lead over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night at M&T Bank Stadium.
New England scored 13 unanswered points to open the game, courtesy of two Stephen Gostkowski field goals (37- and 49-yards) and a two-yard touchdown run by Brandon Bolden in the first quarter, but Joe Flacco (12-of-16, 136 yards, 2 TD, INT) zipped two touchdown passes to Torrey Smith (25 yards at 9:53 of second quarter) and Dennis Pitta (20 yards at 1:53) to give Baltimore a one-point lead. However, Brady led the Pats on a nine-play, 81-yard touchdown drive capped off by a seven yard pass to Julian Edelman.
Wes Welker had three catches for 96 yards and Brandon Lloyd grabbed three footballs for 45 yards. New England's rushing game, which had looked good over the first two weeks, had only 36 yards on 16 carries in the half. New England outgained Baltimore, 241-204.