The New England Patriots have a 3-0 lead over the Baltimore Ravens after one quarter of football in Foxboro, but a late interception may have changed the tenor of the game in Baltimore's favor.
After a trio of three and outs started the game, Tom Brady and the New England offense put together the first successful drive of the game, but could not make their way into the end zone, settling instead for a short field goal.
The Patriots defense once again provided a quick stop on the ensuing drive, getting to Ray Rice and Joe Flacco in the backfield to force another punt. From there, however, it's been all Ravens. After Aaron Hernandez picked up 10 yards and a first down to bring the Patriots to midfield, Tom Brady tried to force the ball to Julian Edelman over the top of Lardarius Webb. This proved to be a bad idea. Webb saw the pass coming, and leaped high, pulling the ball in for an interception and giving the Ravens the ball with good field position for the first time in the game.
That field position would get even better in a hurry. While New England's coverage had been good on the first attempt at a deep ball from Joe Flacco, Patrick Chung would bite on a play action run this time, leaving Torrey Smith wide open at New England's 30. While the pass wasn't perfect, Smith had space enough to come back to the ball, and made the grab. Not long after, and he was reeling in another pass to bring the Ravens into the red zone.
Baltimore will face a 3rd-and-6 to start the second quarter.