One and Done: Ravens Rock Patriots 33-14 in Playoffs

by NESN Staff

January 10, 2010

One and Done: Ravens Rock Patriots 33-14 in Playoffs Things went from bad to worse on Sunday for the Patriots as New England's season came to a screeching halt when the Ravens knocked them out of the postseason with a 33-14 win at Gillette Stadium.

The Ravens' running attack and defense was too much for the Pats, who mustered just 196 total net yards including just 28 yards in the first quarter, which they were outscored 24-0.

Ravens 33, Patriots 14
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

Jan. 10, 2010

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Headliner: Ray Rice tore up the Pats? run defense early and often as the second-year running back churned out 159 yards and added a pair of touchdowns — both of which in the first quarter.

On the first play from scrimmage, Rice took it up the middle before cutting to the left side for a 83-yard touchdown to give the Ravens a 7-0 lead just 17 seconds into the contest.

Game Ball: Baltimore?s defense smothered the Patriots for the majority of the contest, creating four turnovers that set up 20 Ravens' points.

The Patriots had good games from Julian Edelman (two receiving touchdowns) and Kevin Faulk (89 total yards) despite the lopsided defeat.

Better Luck Next Week: Tom Brady was picked off three times and lost a fumble as the Pats? play-caller ended with just 154 passing yards and a 49.1 quarterback rating.

The loss marked Brady's first defeat at Gillette since 2006 and his first career home postseason loss. His
career postseason record fell to 14-4.

Key Moment: Things got ugly when Brady and the Pats offense took the field following Rice's 83-yard dash as Terrell Suggs stripped the Patriots quarterback on just the third play to get the Ravens? offense back on the field at the Patriots 17-yard line. Le?Ron McClain pounded it in from one yard out to make it a quick 14-0 Ravens lead.

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