Lloyd, Mankins not on Patriots inactives list


Lloyd, Mankins not on Patriots inactives list

BALTIMORE, MD -- The list of inactives for Sunday night's Patriots-Ravens game has been released.
For New England:
DB Alfonzo DennardDL Justin FrancisDL Jake BequetteTE Aaron HernandezRB Shane VereenOL Nick McDonald
Vereen, Bequette, and McDonald are a perfect three-for-three on being sidelined in the regular season. Hernandez and Francis, both with ankle injuries, were designated as "Out" on Friday.
A watchful eye should be kept on guard Logan Mankins, who was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday with a hip injury, and listed as "Questionable" for the game. Receiver Brandon Lloyd (thigh) and defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick (ankle) were also limited and will be monitored.
This is the first time tight end Daniel Fells and D-lineman Marcus Forston are active.
Inactive for Baltimore:
WR LaQuan WilliamsCB Asa JacksonGT Jah ReidTE Billy BajemaDE DeAngelo TysonOLB Sergio KindleDT Bryan Hall
Safety Bernard Pollard, who suffered bruised ribs in last week's loss to Philadelphia, said all week he would play on Sunday. Turns out, he meant it.
Receiver Torrey Smith will play despite spending the morning with family following the death of his younger brother.

Game notes: Patriots tie Browns for second-longest streak of .500-or-better seasons


Game notes: Patriots tie Browns for second-longest streak of .500-or-better seasons

Notes from the Patriots' 33-8 victory over the Raiders in Mexico City . . . 

-- New England is now 8-2 and is guaranteed to have a .500 or better record for the 17th consecutive season, tying the 1957-73 Browns for the second-longest streak in NFL history. The record is 21, held by the 1965-85 Cowboys. The Pats last had a losing season in 2000, when they were 5-11 in Bill Belichick's first season in New England.


-- The Patriots have now won 13 straight road games, setting a franchise record. They remain in second place on the NFL all-time list, behind the 18 straight road games won by the 1988-90 49ers.

-- Tom Brady completed 30 of 37 passes (81.1 percent) for 339 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 131.9 passer rating. Brady has 82 career games with at least 300 passing yards and is the only player in NFL history to record a 300-yard passing game in three different countries (United States, United Kingdom and Mexico). Brady is also the first player to have a game with at least three passing touchdowns in three different countries.

-- The Pats are now 3-0 in international games, and have outscored their opponents by a combined 113-22 score in those games. 

-- Stephen Gostkowski scored 15 points on four field goals and three PATs and moved into the top 20 on the all-time NFL scoring list.

-- Gostkowski set a franchise record for longest field goal, 62 yards, in the light air of Mexico City.