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Game 4: Ravens off the mark in loss to Patriots

Mark Clayton drops fourth-down pass

- On a day when the Ravens could have laid claim to being the best team in the NFL, they let the opportunity - and the ball - slip through their grasp.

Wide receiver Mark Clayton's dropped fourth-down pass at the New England 8-yard line ended the Ravens' last-minute comeback bid in a 27-21 loss to the Patriots and finished off a mistake-filled game for the NFL's second-ranked offense.

"It was a perfect ball. I dropped it," Clayton said after the Ravens came up 14 yards short of the end zone. "I just wasn't able to come up with it, and it cost us the game.

"It hurts tremendously because you want to win the game and you want the ball in a critical...