If Aaron Rodgers and Matt Moore could deliver a must-see matchup on “Sunday Night Football” last week, there’s no reason why Tom Brady and Lamar Jackson can’t do the same this time around.
In one of the top quarterback duels of the season, the Patriots take on the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in a potential AFC championship preview.
WEEK 9 SCORES: Updates, results, highlights
Brady continues to lead the way for a New England team that hasn’t lost since last December and looks all the parts of a repeat Super Bowl contender. Lamar Jackson, meanwhile, has broken all sorts of quarterback rushing records en route to leading Baltimore to three straight wins and the AFC North lead.
Sunday’s matchup should come down to which defense can stop the opposing quarterback. The Patriots have the advantage on defense as they lead the league in points allowed per game (7.6) and have also forced six more turnovers than any other team. The Ravens will need to turn up the defensive pressure if they want to hand New England its first loss of the year.
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9:08 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. Brady hits a wide-open Mohamed Sanu for a four-yard score and New England is on the board for the first time. Ravens 17, Patriots 7.
9:05 p.m.: Baltimore continues to frustrate New England’s offense into another punt. The Patriots punted back to the Ravens but the return was muffed and New England retains possession at the Baltimore 20.
9:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAVENS. Gus Edwards cuts back on a handoff and goes into the end zone untouched and Baltimore has opened up a 17-point lead. Ravens 17, Patriots 0.
9:00 p.m.: Mark Ingram tears off a 53-yard run and the Patriots are finally able to take him to the ground at the 12. Ravens striking yet again.
First quarter: Ravens 10, Patriots 0
8:52 p.m.: New England gets its first fresh set of downs but the drive immediately stalls soon after. Another punt coming by the Patriots.
8:48 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RAVENS. Justin Tucker caps off an 11-play drive with a 39-yard field goal to extend Baltimore’s lead to double figures. Ravens 10, Patriots 0.
8:37 p.m.: Baltimore brings the pressure on Tom Brady and forces an immediate three-and-out. Ball back to the Ravens.
8:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAVENS. Lamar Jackson takes it himself on the option play for a three-yard touchdown run for the first points of the night. Ravens 7, Patriots 0.
8:31 p.m.: Ravens were lining up for a field goal but the Patriots jumped offsides and Baltimore has first-and-goal.
8:24 p.m.: Patriots kick off and the Ravens will start on their own 25 after the touchback.