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    Week 14: Baltimore

    This week, on Monday Night Football the Pats host the Ravens. Ravens games are always hard ones, and this is a big one. With a win, we have a 1 game cushion on KC and Oakland with 3 games to go. With a loss, we are tied with KC and Oakland, for overall record, and we would stay the #1 seed with a better record in common games. Still, a win would be better.

    It's also big for Baltimore. If the Pats win, the Steelers are the #3 seed with Oakland and Denver being the wild card teams. If the Ravens win, the Ravens are the 3 seed, with Oakland and Pittsburgh being the wild card teams.

    Ironically, Denver is rooting for the Pats tonight, and the Steelers gain ground no matter who wins.

    In any event, the game is a huge one for the AFC West, and AFC North, and the Pats.

    To break it down more and this is all subject to change as there are three weeks left.

    If the Ravens win, the current playoff picture would be

    New England and KC with the bye, and the Pats the #1 seed.
    Baltimore would host Pittsburgh.
    Houston would host Oakland.

    In the Pats win:
    New England and KC with the byes, and the Pats the #1 seed.
    Pittsburgh would host Denver.
    Houston would host Oakland.

    The weather in Foxboro should be clear, right around feezing.

    Key inactives for the Pats are Danny Amendola.

    Key inactives for Baltimore are Lorenzo Taliaferro and Crockett Gillmore.


    Go Pats!
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    ESPN starts off with lack of class, bringing up the long disproved story that the Ravens 'tipped the Colts about deflated footballs' that led to Deflategate. The Ravens did no such thing, and even published the actual texts that were sent way back when it was a majot sub plot. Way to show professionalism ESPN.

    First Quarter:

    The Ravens won the toss and deferred.

    The Pats start at the 25 after a touchback. Three and out.

    The Ravens start at the 21 with 13:40 left.
    1st and 10: Play action to Aiken, one hopped.
    2nd and 10: Flacco check down to West for 11.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Smith. Over his head and incomplete.
    2nd and 10: Screen to Dixon, off a fake end around, for 4.
    3rd and 6: Flacco sacked by Flowers! Flowers pulled the ball free, but Flacco was ruled down before it came out. Hochulli ruled forward progress had been stopped so no challenge is possible. However, IMO, that was a poor ruling. It should have been challengable.
    4th and 16: Punt.

    I love Ed as a ref, but he has a tendency to call 'down by contact' too quickly. Ravens dodge a bullet there.

    The Pats start at the 37 with 11:52 left.
    1st and 10: Sweep to Hogan gets 5. Hogan might have been hurt on the play.
    Pats take timeout #1 with 11:15 left. Hogan came back after the timeout, so I wonder if it was an equipment issue.
    2nd and 5: Brady escapes and goes deep to Jules but overthtrows him.
    3rd and 5: Brady to Jules, drop.
    4th and 5: Punt.

    The Ravens start at the 1. Butler and Slater with great plays! 10:53 left.
    1st and 10: Safety! Dixon stuffed by Brown!

    2-0 Pats! 10:47 left.

    The Pats start at the 34 after the free kick with 10:42 left.
    1st and 10: Lewis up the middle for 4.
    2nd and 6: Brady to Jules for 6.
    3rd and inches: Lewis up the middle for 1.
    1st and 10: Hogan on the end around for 2.
    2nd and 8: Brady to Mitchell, short and incomplete. Powers called for holding.
    1st and 10: Play action to Bennett. 16 yard pickup.
    1st and 10: Brady to Develin, drop.
    2nd and 10: Brady throw away. Brady correctly called for grounding.
    3rd and 20: Brady deep to the endzone, overthows Jules.
    4th and 20: Punt.

    Chucky is not doing a good job tonight and MNF needs to watch every other network. We know what we are watching, show us score and time at commercial breaks, not the MNF logo.

    The Ravens start at the 20 after a touchback with 7:49 left.
    1st and 10: Dixon up the middle for 4.
    2nd and 6: Play action to Dixon, drop.
    3rd and 6: Flacco to Juicchek (spelling). Dump off then a great run. The defense was terrible on this play. Also, Butler called for roughness. Overall, they go from thier 24 to our 21. Apparently, if Steve Smith grabs your facemask and twists your head, you get called for a penalty.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Dixon for 5.
    2nd and 5: Flacco to Waller, incomplete.
    3rd and 5: Flacco to Wallace, Butler knocks it down.
    4th and 5: 34 yard FG is blocked! We jump the center! McClellan with the play!

    The Pats start at the 26 with 5:51 left
    1st and 10: Blount up the middle for 3.
    2nd and 7: Blount to the right and gets 4.
    3rd and 3: Brady finds Jules! 28 yards!
    1st and 10: Brady dump off to Blount and gets 7.
    2nd and 3: Blount up the middle for 6 on a quick snap.
    1st and 10: Brady to Jules for 4.
    2nd and 6: Brady to White on a screen. 13 yards.
    1st and goal (8): White up the middle for 5.
    2nd and goal (3): Screen to Mitchell, to the goal line. Jimmy Smith hurt on the tackle.
    3rd and goal (inches): Blount punches it in! TD!

    9-0 Pats with 1:04 left.

    The Ravens start at the 25 after a touchback.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Smith for 18.
    1st and 10: Flacco to West for 6.

    The quarter ends.

    We won this first, but it's a Ravens game. Tough, tense, and a little crazy.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    Second Quarter:

    The Ravens start with a second and 4 from the 49.
    2nd and 4: False Start, Pitta.
    2nd and 9: Flacco to West for 2.
    3rd and 7: Flacco to Aiken for 10.
    1st and 10: Dixon to the left for 3.
    2nd and 7: Flacco throws towards Perriman. Incomplete.
    3rd and 7: Flacco to Dixon, incomplete.
    4th and 7: False Start. Onwuasor.
    4th and 12: Punt.

    The Pats start at the 11 with 12:55 left.
    1st and 10: Brady to White for 6.
    2nd and 4: Brady to Jules, incomplete.
    3rd and 4: Brady to White! Huge play! 61 yards!!!
    1st and 10: Brady to Mitchell for 4. Comes back on illegal shift on Mitchell.
    1st and 15: Blount up the middle for 13.
    2nd and 2: Blount up the middle for 7.
    1st and goal (5): Blount loses 1.
    2nd and goal (6): Brady pass batted down by Suggs.
    3rd and goal (6): Brady to Mitchell for the TD!

    16-0 Pats! 9:28 left.

    The Ravens start at the 25 after a touchback.
    1st and 10: West up the middle for 1.
    2nd and 9: Flacco picked byMcCourty on a deep pass to Wallace, returned to the Ravens 38. Butler called for holding on the return. As he was ahead of the run, it was marked off from the end of Devin's return.

    Ed decides that Devin is down by contact in the pick. Bad call, again. I don't even see a touch, but, it is what it is.

    The Pats start at the Pats 23 with 8:33 left.
    1st and 10: Play action to Bennett for 27!
    1st and 10: Brady escapes pressure and finds Mitchell for 34.
    1st and 10: Blount up the middle for 4.
    2nd and 6: Brady to Mitchell, ruled caught out of bounds.
    3rd and 6: Brady to Hogan for 10.
    1st and goal (2): White blown up behind the line.
    2nd and goal (4): Fake end around, pass to Hogan. 2 yards.
    3rd and goal (2): Brady picked by Weddle. He was under pressure and lofted an airball. TB12 blew that drive.

    I think I call Blount's number that play and take the FG is he is stopped, or call a spread sneak on 4th if he doesn't quite get in. I hope this drive doesn't come back to haunt us.

    The Raven's center is being checked for concussion.

    The Ravens start at the 10 with 4:36 left.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Smith for 5.
    2nd and 5: Van Noy knocks down Flacco's pass.
    3rd and 5: Flacco to Wallace for 16.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Dixon for 1.
    2nd and 9: Flacco to Perriman for 3. Harmon hurt on the play. Harmon always has big games against the Ravens. Be something minor.
    3rd and 6: Flacco to Pitta for 4. Good pressure on Flacco.
    Ravens call timeout #1 with 2:28 left.
    4th and 2: False Start. Dixon.
    4th and 7: Punt.

    The Pats start at the 17 with 2:18 left.
    1st and 10: Lewis up the middle for 6. Comes back on holding on Mason.
    Two minute warning.
    1st and 18: Draw to Lewis for 8.
    2nd and 10: Brady to Jules, incomplete. Wright with good coverage.
    3rd and 10: Weddle sacks Brady.
    The Ravens take timeout #2 with 1:11 left.
    4th and 15: Punt.

    The Ravens start at the 48 with 1:00 left.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Dixon for 15. :52 left.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Wallace for 3. :39 left.
    2nd and 7: Flacco to Perriman for 2.
    Ravens use timeout #3 with :20 left.
    3rd and 5: Flacco to Aiken, incomplete.
    4th and 5: 50 yard FG is good.

    16-3 Pats. :11 left.

    The Pats take a touchback and kneel to end the half.

    We've won the first half, but we have not won it decisively. We should have at least 1 more TD, maybe two. We need to knock them out in the 3rd quarter.

    Go Pats!
    Last edited by Amy; 12-12-2016 at 10:39 PM.
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    Third Quarter:

    The Ravens start at the 7 after holding on Hester's kickoff return. They three and out.

    In good news, Harmon is back.

    The Pats start at the 35 with 12:41 left.
    1st and 10: Brady to Jules for 6.
    2nd and 4: Blount for 1.
    3rd and 3: Brady to Jules for 5.
    1st and 10: Flea flicker! Blount to Brady to Hogan! 28 yards.
    1st and 10: Blount goes left for 6.
    2nd and 4: Screen to Mitchell for a loss of 1.
    3rd and 5: Brady to the endzone! Bennett with the catch. TD! 16 yards.

    23-3 Pats. 8:45 left.

    Gruden and McDonough mailed in this drive, chatting about things that had nothing to do with the game.

    The Ravens start at the 25 after a touchback.
    1st and 10: Toss to Dixon gets 9.
    2nd and 1: False Start, Wagner.
    2nd and 6: Flacco to Boyle, 3.
    3rd and 3: Flacco deep to Wallace, defended by Devin.
    4th and 3: Punt.

    The ball hits Cyrus Jones on the foot, Ravens fall on the live ball.

    The Ravens start at the Pats 3.
    1st and goal: Flacco to Waller, off his hands.
    2nd and goal: Flacco to Waller, 3 yard TD.

    23-10 Pats. 6:50 left.

    Maybe it's time to use Lewis or White on punt returns.

    Slater takes the return and fumbles. Ravens ball.

    Maybe it's time to use LEWIS or WHITE on kick returns!

    The Ravens start at the Pats 22.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Smith for 9.
    2nd and 1: Dixon up the middle for 5.
    1st and goal (8): Flacco throw away into the end zone.
    2nd and goal (8): Flacco to Dixon, 8 yard TD.

    23-17 Pats. 5:24 left.

    We've let them back in. C'mon Pats.

    The Pats start at the 25 after a touchback with Lewis on the return team.
    1st and 10: Brady to Jules for 16.
    1st and 10: Blount up the middle for 4.
    2nd and 6: Brady to White for 5. Comes back on holding on Thuney.
    2nd and 16: Brady throw away.
    3rd and 16: Brady to Hogan for 10.
    4th and 6: Punt.

    The Raven start at the 2 with 3:11 left.
    1st and 10: Dixon up the middle for 9.
    2nd and 1: Dixon up the middle for 3.
    1st and 10: Flacco dump off to West for 4.
    2nd and 6: Toss to West for 2. Butler hurt on the play.
    3rd and 4: Flacco to Wallace for 5.
    1st and 10: Dixon dropped in the backfield by J.Jones to end the quarter.


    Our mistakes let them win the quarter. We need to pick up our play and finish them. Raven games are never ever easy!
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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    Fourth Quarter:

    The Ravens start with a 2nd and 14 at the 23.
    2nd and 14: Flacco to Dixon, drop.
    3rd and 14: Flacco to Wallace for 7. He ran back and forth a few times, but never got close to the first.
    4th and 7: Punt.

    The Pats start at the 23 with 14:24 left. Three and out.

    Powers is also out for the Ravens. We're really missing Gronk. Brady is also keying on Jules too much, and Jules is having an off night. He needs to go to Hogan and Mitchell.

    The Ravens start at the 24 with 12:55 left.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Boyle for 6.
    2nd and 4: Draw to Dixon for 5. Comes back on Illegal Motion on Flacco.
    2nd and 9: Flacco to Pitta for 9.
    1st and 10: Dixon up the middle for 7. Comes back on holding on Wagner.
    1st and 20: Flacco deep to Perriman. 47 yards.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Boyle for 7.
    2nd and 3: Dixon to the left for 4.
    1st and 10: Dixon to the right for 5.
    2nd and 5: Play action, no one to throw to, Flacco runs OOB.
    Ravens call timeout #1 with 7:24 left.
    3rd and 5: Flacco sacked by Nink and Flowers and Long!
    4th and 12: 38 yard FG good.

    23-20 Pats. 6:35 left.

    Ok, offense. 6 minute TD drive. Let's end this.

    The Pats start at the 21 after a short kickoff and return by White.
    1st and 10: There we go! One play! Brady to Hogan! TD!!!! 79 yards.

    Pats 30-20. 6:18 left.

    The Ravens start at the 19 after a return by Hester.
    1st and 10: Flacco to AIken, drop.
    2nd and 10: Flacco to Pitta for 2.
    3rd and 8: Flacco to Wallace. 20 yards. Wallace hurt.

    5:00 left.

    1st and 10: Flacco to Dixon, 5 yards. Dixon dragged Long for 4 yards.
    2nd and 5: Flacco to Juschek. No gain.
    3rd and 5: Flacco to Smith. 17 yards.
    1st and 10: Flacco to Dixon for 2.

    Under 4:00 left.

    2nd and 8: Flacco to Boyd for 5.

    3:00 left.

    3rd and 3: Flacco to Pitta 2ish.
    4th and inches: 37 yard FG is good.

    Pats 30-23. 2:03 left. They ran a slow slow drive.

    The Pats start at the Ravens 47 after a sloppy onsides kick. 2:01 left.
    1st and 10: Brady to Jules for 8.

    Two minute warning.

    2nd and 2: Blount up the middle for 5. 1:50 left. Ravens use timeout #2.
    1st and 10: Blount up the middle for 5. 1:44 left. Ravens use timeout #3.
    2nd and 5: Blount to the right for 4. 1:30 left.
    Pats take timeout #1 with :59 left. 1 yard and we win.
    3rd and 1: Blount stopped for no gain.
    Pats take timeout #2 with :13 left.
    4th and 1: Blount converts!

    Game over!

    WIN!!!!!!

    We made it hard on ourselves, but we win. 11-2.

    I am so glad we do not play the Raven's twice a year. This was stressful!
    "False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.

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