BALTIMORE -- The Patriots are no longer undefeated, as they fell to the Ravens 37-20 Sunday night in Baltimore.
For the Patriots offense, things didn't get off to a good start at all.
Tom Brady did not have a single completion in the first quarter and the offense totaled just four yards. The unit got things going in the second quarter by totaling 182 yards, but then things came crashing down in the third quarter when Julian Edelman fumbled and Marlon Humphrey returned it 70 yards for a touchdown.
"Losses always find a way to recalibrate how you see yourself," Brady said afterwards. "We obviously have a lot of work to do. Tonight, obviously wasn't good enough. When you get beat by 17 points, that's not what we're all about. Give the Ravens credit, they played really well. They took advantage of their opportunities and that is what it takes."
The 42-year-old finished 30-for-46 passing with 285 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
Brady relied heavily on Edelman and Mohamed Sanu, as the pair recorded 20 of his 30 completions. The Patriots ran every single play in the 11 personnel, so Ryan Izzo did not play a single offensive snap and Jakobi Meyers only had one.
"We just thought that they'd give us the best approach to win," Brady said. "Guys were out there playing hard. We went with the guys that we thought would give us the best chance to win, and those guys played hard. Everybody has to contribute at some point and come in and take advantage of the opportunities when they get them."
Even with the loss, New England is two games ahead on its competition in the AFC. It will now have its bye week before taking on the Eagles Nov. 17.