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Recap: Ravens can't keep up with the Patriots, lose 30-23 on Monday Night Football

Recap: Ravens can't keep up with the Patriots, lose 30-23 on Monday Night Football

First, the Ravens' normally reliable special teams faltered. Then their supposedly rejuvenated offense started on what would become a litany of mistakes. Finally, their top-ranked defense began to get dissected by Tom Brady.

The Ravens' postseason fate wasn't going to be decided Monday night at Gillette Stadium. Their Christmas Day game against the Pittsburgh Steelers still looms as more important. At the very least, though, their widely anticipated matchup against the New England Patriots was going to help answer the question of how good these Ravens really are after they had won four of their past five games.

By early in the second quarter, the answer was pretty obvious:...

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