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Ravens commit first error of the day

After an enjoyable first quarter, the Ravens made their first error of the day in the second quarter and during a punt return, Tom Zbikowski bumped into returner Chris Carr and the punt glanced off Zbikowski's shoulder. New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington pounced on the loose ball at the Ravens' 17-yard line.

But video replays seemed to show that Arrington did not have complete possession of the football as he was driven out of bounds by cornerback Domonique Foxworth. Yet, head coach John Harbaugh elected not to challenge the play.

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One reason might have been that Ravens assistants upstairs did not think the play was conclusive enough to overturn the ruling on the field. Plus, the play occurred on the Patriots sideline, far away from the eyes of the Ravens coaches and players.

New England converted that turnover with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to rookie wide receiver Julian Edelman. Edelman replaced Wes Welker, who tore two ligaments in his left knee last Sunday and will miss the rest of the playoffs despite being Brady's favorite target.

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