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Ravens break Patriots’ streak of not allowing points on opening drive with 3-yard Lamar Jackson TD run

The New England Patriots’ defensive dominance isn’t just restricted to the 2019 season, where they entered Sunday night’s prime-time game against the Ravens as the NFL’s top-ranked defense.

The Patriots entered Sunday having not allowed points on an opposing team’s opening drive since Dec. 16, 2018, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Ravens wasted no time breaking that streak, scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run by quarterback Lamar Jackson.

The offense worked its way down the field against a New England defense that entered the game allowing a league-low 7.6 points per game.

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Running back Gus Edwards was stuffed on 3rd-and-2, bringing out kicker Justin Tucker for a short field goal. A neutral zone infraction on the Patriots brought the Ravens offense back on the field and one play later, Jackson high-stepped into the end zone unimpeded on a read-option run.

The Ravens lead the Patriots, 17-0, early in the second quarter.

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