Despite giving up a lot of yardage to the New England Patriots, mostly on crossing patterns, the Baltimore Ravens are within striking distance, trailing 13-10 at the end of the first half. The Ravens have given up almost 200 total yards, with three-quarters of them to Tom Brady. The surprising stat is how many yards on the ground New England has been able to get (50+), with their only TD on a seven-yard run by Ben Jarvis Green-Ellis.
On the Ravens side of the ball, QB Joe Flacco has played solid, throwing for 162 yards on 11 for 16 passing, with one six-yard TD pass to TE Dennis Pitta. The Ravens had a chance to tie or perhaps go ahead at the end of the half but TE Ed Dickson dropped a pass on third and two which would have extended the drive.
Stick here with Baltimore Beatdown for the 2nd half 'Open Thread' and come back after the game to hopefully celebrate a Ravens upset victory and a trip to Super Bowl 46.