Observations: Ellis not only played the most snaps he ever has for the Ravens; he played more snaps than Brandon Williams has in any game this season. This shows how much the Patriots forced the Ravens to play out of their base defense with a run-first approach. Madubuike also reached a career-high snap count, while Washington played for the first time since Week 6. With New England presenting few pass-rushing opportunities, Ngakoue played 43% of the defensive snaps compared with 66% the previous week. That number will likely rise against almost every other team the Ravens face. After his promising game against the Indianapolis Colts, Harrison played 84% of the defensive snaps, easily his most active outing as a pro. Board, meanwhile, dropped from 35 snaps to seven. Perhaps the Ravens simply wanted the larger Harrison on the field against the Patriots' power-oriented attack. With New England attempting just 18 passes, the Ravens did not need as many defensive backs as usual, so recently signed free agent Tramon Williams made a modest debut. But expect to see his playing time increase over the balance of the schedule.