Jones wanted to thank the Ravens — especially Reed — for going to several Orioles games during their resurgent 2012 season, in which they made the playoffs for the first time in 15 years.
Jones visited the Ravens' training complex Friday, wishing them well before they started their road trip.
"This is good for Baltimore," Jones said. "It's one hell of a ride. I was at the Castle the other day. This is the perfect ride for Ray Lewis and this team. I'm a big supporter. They support us, and we support them. It's a love-love relationship. The city of Baltimore has been beyond great to me and my family.
"I respect them. I've gotten to know a couple of players. I have the utmost respect for these players. They risk their lives out there. Their common goal has been achieved."
Brady catches Reed with a foot
When Patriots quarterback Tom Brady slid at the end of the first half as he tried to escape from the pocket, his cleat caught Reed in the leg. Reed got up unhurt, but it obviously smarted.
Although it appeared to be unintentional on the part of Brady, Harbaugh was visibly irate and immediately complained to the officials about the lack of a penalty call.
Lewis was hit with an unnecessary roughness penalty in the first half when the inside linebacker's helmet smashed into Hernandez.
The retiring former NFL Defensive Player of the Year attempted to strike Hernandez with a shoulder on the completion over the middle.
However, Hernandez dipped his helmet as he crouched to gather himself for the impact, and that brought his helmet into Lewis' initial aiming point.
Although it didn't appear Lewis was trying to hit Hernandez that high, he was in a tough position having already committed himself to a certain hitting area.
Bad field position
The Ravens did themselves no favors in the first half in terms of starting points for the offense.
Their average field position on five drives in the first half was their own 11-yard line, while the Patriots began their drives, on average, at their own 33.
The Ravens started their drives at their 13, 10, 8, 10and 14, scoring one touchdown on a 90-yard drive that began at the 10.
In a bit of gamesmanship, Brady pretended to be talking to the sideline by pointing to his helmet as if his electronic headset were malfunctioning.
It was just a gambit, though, intended to distract the Ravens before a key fourth-and-1 conversion.
Diminutive running back Danny Woodhead caught a direct snap and ran to the left for first down prior to the Patriots' final score before halftime on a field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.