Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/24/12
BALTIMORE -- Justin Tucker's 27-yard field goal as time expired gave the Baltimore Ravens a 31-30 comeback win over the New England Patriots on Sunday night in front of 71,269 at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore trailed by nine with 14 minutes left and was down 30-28 when Joe Flacco got the ball back with just under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. He led the Ravens down the field, hitting Jacoby Jones for 24 yards to open the drive and then getting a pass-interference call on Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty that moved the ball 27 yards down to the New England 7-yard line. Tucker, an undrafted rookie out of Texas, booted the kick barely through the right upright, moving the Ravens to 2-1 on the season. Flacco completed 28 of 39 passes for 382 yards, three touchdowns and an interception, and Torrey Smith six receptions for 127 yards and two scores the day after his younger brother, Tevin, died after a motorcycle accident. Smith went to Virginia early Sunday morning to be with his family before rejoining the Ravens. Tom Brady hit 28 of 41 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots (1-2). Wes Welker had 142 receiving yards, and Brandon Lloyd added 108 receiving yards. In a back-and-forth, penalty-ridden affair which saw nearly 900 yards of total offense and 24 accepted penalties, the Patriots jumped on top 13-0 early but could not hold on. New England opened the scoring midway through the first quarter on Stephen Gostkowski's 37-yard field goal, which capped off an eight-play, 71-yard drive. The big play on the drive was Welker's 59-yard catch and run, which put the ball on the Baltimore 20-yard line. On the very next play from scrimmage after the Gostkowski field goal, Flacco was picked off by Patriots safety Steve Gregory, who returned the pick 36 yards down to the Baltimore 6-yard line. Three plays later, Brandon Bolden punched in a 2-yard touchdown run, giving the Patriots a 10-0 lead, and a 49-yard field goal by Gostkowski made it a 13-0 edge. The Ravens battled back from a slow offensive start and got on the board on their first drive of the second quarter on a 23-yard touchdown hookup from Flacco to Smith. Flacco connected with tight end Dennis Pitta on a 20-yard touchdown pass just after the two-minute warning, which gave the Ravens a 14-13 lead. Flacco went 4-for-5 passing for 67 yards on the 92-yard drive. Brady responded with an 81-yard drive, connecting with Julian Edelman on a 7-yard touchdown pass to allow New England to retake the lead just before the half. NOTES: Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was inactive for the game because of an ankle injury. ... Former Patriots safety James Ihedigbo was one of the Ravens' captains. Ihedigbo was signed by the Ravens just prior to Week 1.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Tony Romo likely out 8-10 weeks

Late appeal moves NFL concussion settlement to the Supreme Court

NHL adds meldonium to banned substances list

Report: Chances of Jonathan Papelbon signing ‘non-existent’

Chris Bosh isn’t pleased with the Miami Heat

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NFL clears players in HGH investigation

NFL execs: Kaepernick 'traitor,' hated as much as Carruth

Kansas FB settling first-team reps with Rock-Paper-Scissors

Report: Vikings trainers saved Bridgewater's 'leg and career'

Baylor WR suspended 3 games for beating his dog

Craig Sager to undergo third bone marrow transplant

2016 offers more lessons for the NFL on domestic violence

Twitch works to highlight gamers with disabilities

WATCH: Lorenzo Neal opens up about worst game of career

The NBA's worst signature shoes

The barren wasteland of available NFL quarterbacks

College football conference breakdown, Week 1

Kevin Owens is the right WWE Champion at the right time

Jake Arrieta almost quit baseball before trade to Cubs

Fred Taylor: NFL doctors never told me about multiple injuries

WATCH: Lorenzo Neal on the one move that caused the demise of the Chargers

The hottest MLB pitchers headed into September sprint

Kanye West, Saint Pablo Tour and the anti-celebrity

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

2016 offers more lessons for the NFL on domestic violence

Twitch works to highlight gamers with disabilities

WATCH: Lorenzo Neal opens up about the worst game of his career

The NBA's worst signature shoes

The barren wasteland of available NFL quarterbacks

College football conference breakdown, Week 1

WATCH: Lorenzo Neal on the one move that caused the demise of the Chargers

The hottest MLB pitchers headed into September sprint

West-ern Literature: How Kanye's fans find meaning in between the lines

Madden 17's live commentary tackles Kaepernick controversy

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker