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Ravens Top 20 #6: Ravens rally to defeat Patriots

Continuing our look at the best Ravens moments.

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Week Three of the 2012 season was a big night for the 2012 Ravens. They were heading into a Sunday Night matchup against the Patriots, who had defeated them in the AFC Championship the year before. Emotions were high, as the Ravens wanted to avenge their AFC Championship loss and keep their streak of being undefeated at M&T Bank Stadium alive. Emotions were also high for wide receiver Torrey Smith, as his brother had died in a motorcycle accident the day before the game.

The game wasn't starting well for the Ravens, as the Patriots had a 13-0 lead after the first quarter. Joe Flacco would connect with Torrey Smith and Dennis Pitta for touchdowns in the second quarter, but the Patriots would reclaim the lead with a Tom Brady to Julian Edelman touchdown before the end of the half. The Ravens would take the lead after a Ray Rice touchdown run in the third quarter, but a Danny Woodhead run gave it back to the Patriots.

The Ravens defense tightened down at this point and held the Patriots to a field goal, while Joe Flacco would connect with Torrey Smith for another touchdown and then he would lead the team down the field for Justin Tucker to make the game winning field goal from 27 yards out.

Torrey Smith had six receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns.

Previous Entries:

#7: Ed Reed Makes History Part 2

#8: The Comeback

#9: Ravens End Jaguar Dominance

#10 Ravens Exorcise Demons In Pittsburgh

#11 Jamal Lewis Runs To History

#12 Ravens Pummel Ben Roethlisberger

#13: Joe Flacco Explodes In Tampa Bay

#14: Ravens Crush Bengals

#15: Ravens Close Texas Stadium

#16: Ed Reed Makes History Part One

#17: The Snow Game

#18: Kyle Boller's Finest Hour

#19: The Missle Goes Off Against Pittsburgh

#20: Day One