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Instant Analysis: Patriots 23, Ravens 20, OT

Ron Fritz: Up by 10 in the fourth quarter, the Ravens needed to put the Patriots away. Give Bill Belichick credit, he made adjustments and the Ravens' coaching staff didn't. Anyway you slice it this is a bad loss, but 4-2 after these first six games is nothing to be ashamed of.

Ken Murray: Too conservative in overtime. If you're going to beat a good team on the road, you've got to be bold. The Ravens weren't.

Edward Lee: The Ravens made Deion Branch look like Randy Moss, and with the exception of Haloti Ngata, the pass rush was non-existent. And when your offense gets three shots in overtime and fails, that's an indictment of the unit's poor showing.

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Mike Preston: The Ravens lost because they didn't attack on offense or defense. A team with a lot of offensive weapons had none at the end.

Peter Schmuck: The Ravens clearly were the better team for three quarters. Then they lost their edge, turned conservative and just waited around to lose.

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Kevin Van Valkenburg: I know it probably feels like a devastating loss, but I think people are underestimating how difficult it is to win on the road against a team coming off a bye, especially when they have a Hall of Fame quarterback. The Patriots closed down passing lanes in the fourth quarter, and the Ravens couldn't control the line of scrimmage. When they needed to run the ball, they couldn't. That's made all the difference.

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