BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 23: Torrey Smith #82 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after he scored a 25-yard touchdown recpetion in the second quarter against the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Torrey Smith Leads Ravens To Win Over Patriots

In an emotional game, Torrey Smith, playing just hours after his brother passed away, helped lift the Ravens to a one-point win over the Patriots.

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We know nothing about the NFL after Week 3

The Cardinals are one of the league's unbeaten teams, the Saints are winless and everything we thought we knew about the NFL we really don't.

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Patriots Vs. Ravens, Week 3: Critical Analysis Turns To Elation For Baltimore Fan

Baltimore Ravens fans like this one thought the officials were going to take victory away from the Ravens in Sunday night's dramatic 31-30 win over the New England Patriots. An emotionally-charged game it was, with wide receiver Torrey Smith playing with a heavy heart and the Ravens having to come from behind to win. Said "lastcallbmore" on Baltimore Beat Down:

Only this time the Referees let the boys play and when you can get physical with the Ravens and they can do the same with you, the Ravens win every time and even though the refs tried to give it to cry baby... sorry, I mean Brady and the Pats, this one was not going to be taken and the Ravens were going to make sure of that.

The Ravens are 2-1 and their defense may not be what it once was, with leaders Ray Lewis and Ed Reed aging and ever so close to retirement. But Baltimore's offense is beginning to emerge with quarterback Joe Flacco still peaking and some talented skill-position players around him.

The Ravens look like they'll be just fine. For now, anyway. And that short week will be easier to handle after a win like this.

For more Patriots coverage, check out Pats Pulpit. For more on the Ravens, head over to Baltimore Beat Down.

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Patriots Vs. Ravens, Week 3: Losing Record Is Unfamiliar Territory For New England

The New England Patriots, as the blog Pats Pulpit points out, are below .500 for the first time since 2002 after their 31-30 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. As writer Tony Santorsa opines, among various other things, there's a concern about the Patriots pass rush.

It seemed like Joe Flacco had all day in the pocket and was just able to pick apart New England's secondary—and he most certainly did, as he racked up 382 passing yards.

Flacco was not sacked once and if my memory serves me right, he really never had to leave the pocket.

With so many complaining about the performance of the replacement officials, Santorsa joined in, and so did Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes not long after the field goal that was ruled over the uprights gave the Baltimore Ravens the win.

Well, at least Tom Brady, Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd were good.

For more Patriots coverage, check out Pats Pulpit. For more on the Ravens, head over to Baltimore Beat Down.

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Patriots Vs. Ravens Game Recap: Baltimore Edges New England, 31-30

A 27-yard Justin Tucker field goal at the gun helped the Baltimore Ravens complete a fourth-quarter comeback and defeat the visiting New England Patriots, 31-30, at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. The victory helped the Ravens improve their record to 2-1 overall, while the Patriots (1-2) dropped their second straight game.

Tucker's lone field goal of the night capped a seven-play, 70-yard drive that began with just under two minutes to go in the game. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed 3 of 4 passes for 45 yards on the final drive, but it was a pass interference penalty against Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty (for contact with Baltimore wide receiver Jacoby Jones) that moved the ball to New England's seven-yard line.

After the Ravens ran one play to center the ball in the middle of the field and run down the clock to :02 remaining, Tucker snuck the kick through and above the right upright.

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A 20-yard field goal by Patriots' kicker Stephen Gostkowski with 14:19 to play in the fourth quarter seemed to have put the game out of reach, as New England led 30-21.

Despite the late-game deficit, the Ravens were able to rally, closing the margin to two points, 30-28, after wide receiver Torrey Smith caught a five-yard touchdown pass from Flacco with 4:08 to play.

The Ravens defense followed up the score with a defensive stand, giving Baltimore the ball with enough time to make a game-winning march.

Ravens running back Ray Rice rushed for a game-high 101 yards on 20 carries, while Smith caught six passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns - less than 24 hours after learning about the death of his brother in a motorcycle accident. Flacco finished the game 28-for-39 with 382 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 28 of 41 passes for 335 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Wes Welker caught eight balls for a 142 yards, while teammate Brandon Lloyd had nine receptions for 108.

Despite earning the win, the Ravens' one-point victory was not enough to cover the 3-point spread.

On Thursday, the Ravens host the Cleveland Browns (8:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network), while the Patriots visit the Buffalo Bills on Sunday (1 p.m. on CBS).

For more Patriots coverage, check out Pats Pulpit. For more on the Ravens, head over to Baltimore Beat Down.

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Bill Belichick Is NSFW

Avert your eyes, kids. Uncle Bill is making bad words.

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Patriots-Ravens Is Actually A Boxing Match

The refs have lost control of the Patriots-Ravens matchup. It's a matchup that's filled with bad blood anyway, but without any control, things are going to be feisty. And hey, that's okay. Not my problem.

I'm just here for the boxing match.

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And the GIFs.

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Think that round goes to the purple corner.

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