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Ravens vs. Patriots Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, video, analysis

Ravens vs. Patriots Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, video, analysis

The Baltimore Ravens are in New England to face the Patriots Monday night in a Week 14 matchup.

The Ravens (7-5) are 4-1 since their bye week and coming off a clobbering of the Miami Dolphins. The Ravens have won four of their last five, and they're looking to keep the momentum going against the Patriots and beat out the Steelers to score an AFC North title.

The Patriots, though, are a tough opponent. They're 10-2 and have won three straight since losing to the Seahawks in Week 10. The Ravens are capable of pulling off the upset, but it won't be easy.

There aren't many tougher tasks in NFL football than facing Bill Belichick and the Patriots offense. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is done for the season because of back surgery, but the offense is still dangerous. Tom Brady, Martellus Bennett and LeGarrette Blount will challenge the Ravens' No. 1-ranked defense.

The Ravens will need to be firing on all cylinders if they want to come away with a win.

Ravens vs. Patriots kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

CSN Mid-Atlantic is here with the latest live updates, scores, stats, highlights, videos, and analysis from Week 14 Ravens vs. Patriots. Be sure to give us your thoughts on the game in the comment section below.

Ravens vs. Patriots Live Updates 

4TH QUARTER

11:50 PM - That'll do it. Ravens lose, 30-23.

11:45 PM -

11:40 PM - FIELD GOAL IS GOOD. Ravens cut it to a one score game again. 30-23 New England. Baltimore has 2 minutes left to make something happen. 

11:30 PM -

11:23 PM - FIELD GOAL IS GOOD. Justin Tucker connects from 38 yards and it's a three-point game. 23-20 Patriots. 

11:20 PM -

3RD QUARTER

11:05 PM -

11:00 PM -

10:55 PM -

10:52 PM - TOUCHDOWN RAVENS! Flacco throws to Kenneth Dixon and it's 23-17. 

10:50 PM - Ravens recover the fumble on the kickoff and it's a game again! Baltimore driving to make it a one score game.

10:45 PM - TOUCHDOWN RAVENS! After Cyrus Jones fumbles the punt, Joe Flacco connects with Darren Waller for the TD. 23-10 now. 

10:35 PM - Touchdown Patriots. Tom Brady connects with Bennett and New England leads 23-3. 

10:33 PM -

2ND QUARTER

10:10 PM - FIELD GOAL IS GOOD. Justin Tucker hits a 50-yard field goal and it's now 16-3.

9:50 PM - 

9:50 PM - Interception! Eric Weddle picks off Brady in the end zone and the Ravens have some life.  

9:45 PM - 

9:35 PM - Touchdown Patriots. Increase lead 16-0. 

9:30 PM -  Here's Clifton Brown with the latest on CB Jimmy Smith. 

9:21 PM - 

1ST QUARTER - PATRIOTS 9, RAVENS 0:

9:15 PM:  Touchdown Patriots. New England now leads 9-0.  

9:15 PM: 

9:15 PM:  Ruh roh. Jimmy Smith is down after a big hit and holding his right ankle. 

9:15 PM: 

9:03 PM: Justin Tuckers field goal attempt is blocked, Patriots still lead 2-0. 

9:02 PM: 

8:55 PM: The Patriots had scored two touchdowns on their drives following safeties this season. This was the first post-safety drive that they didn't come up with points. 

8:49 PM: SAFETY. Welp. Patriots grab an early 2-0 lead. 

8:47 PM: 

8:45 PM: 

8:40 PM: Ravens escape a disastrous start when Joe Flacco is ruled down before he lost the ball. Both Patriots and Ravens trade three-and-outs to start the game. 

8:36 PM: 

8:30 PM: Ravens win the coin flip, defer to the 2nd half. Patriots to receive the opening kickoff. 

PREGAME:

8:00 P.M. - Before tonight's game gets underway, take a look at the 3 things to watch for, according to SportsTalk Live. 

7:45 P.M. - 

7:30 P.M. - The Ravens' inactive list came out. There aren't any surprises. 

6:15 P.M. - The Ravens are not favored against the Patriots, but Clifton Brown predicts it will be a close game. The late odds are Patriots -6.

6:10 P.M. - Be sure to follow CSN Ravens Insider Clifton Brown, who is in Foxborough, Mass. for Monday Night Football. Be sure to give Bo Smolka a follow too, he's blogging the game from the couch, providing a different angle on the action. Our CSN Ravens account is also a good follow for dank memes and stuff. 

6:00 P.M. - Welcome to CSN Mid-Atlantic's live updates for Week 14 Monday Night Football between the Ravens and Patriots.

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Ravens experimenting with getting Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson on field at same time

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Ravens experimenting with getting Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson on field at same time

Since drafting Lamar Jackson, the Ravens have made it clear that Joe Flacco is their starter. That doesn't mean they're not experimenting with having them both on the field at the same time, however. 

During this week's minicamp, the team has been lining Jackson up at multiple positions. 

"Gosh, I sure like him out there helping us," coach John Harbaugh said of Jackson during Tuesday's minicamp, via ESPN.com.

"If you put two quarterbacks on the field at once, what options does it create for our offense? That's what we're trying to figure out."

While at Louisville, Jackson rushed for 4,132 yards and 50 touchdowns in three seasons. That's more rushing yards than No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley. That unique skill set could be the creative options the Ravens are looking for. 

While at the NFL Combine, however, Jackson refused to workout at any other position than QB. 

"I have a lot of fun seeing what they come up with and what they're going to come up with next," Jackson said. "We'll see where it goes. You have to use your good players."

The Ravens are already viewing Jackson as one of those 'good players.' 

"Once he gets out of the pocket, it's like watching a young Michael Vick," LB C.J. Mosley said after minicamp practice. "It's amazing to watch. When you're defending him, you just have to act like you're tagging off -- you don't want to be on the highlight reel."

Harbaugh has alluded to the fact that the rookie will be active on game days, just exactly how they get the most out of him is what's in play.

"There's a lot of considerations that go into that," Harbaugh said of using two QBs at the once. "Everybody has an opinion. I've read a few. You want to find a way to get the most out of all your guys."

While Flacco isn't the fasted QB in the league, he has shown glimpses of running ability in the past. Figuring out how to utilize Flacco when Jackson is under center is where things will get interesting.

Interesting - as long as it works - is what Ravens fans have been searching for over the last several seasons. 

"Joe has to be able to do other things if [Jackson is] throwing the ball," Harbaugh said. "It gets the creative juices flowing for our offensive coaches, and they've worked hard on that."

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Ravens D-coordinator Don Martindale puts personal stamp on unit

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Ravens D-coordinator Don Martindale puts personal stamp on unit

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- There are no dreary work days for Don Martindale, who has overwhelmingly embraced his new role as defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens.

After serving for five seasons as the team's linebackers coach, Martindale was promoted to coordinator in January after Dean Pees left the post.

Enthusiastic doesn't even begin to describe Martindale's attitude about being in charge of the defense.

"Ever since we've made this transition, it's been a joy to just come through those gates every day. I love it," Martindale said after Wednesday's mandatory minicamp practice.

This isn't the first time Martindale has been put in charge of molding a defense. In 2010, he watched over a unit in Denver that was the worst in the NFL in both yards and points allowed per game.

Given a second chance, the 55-year-old Martindale is putting together a defense that will rely heavily on the instinct of several of its most proven players, most notably safety Eric Weddle and linebackers Terrell Suggs and C.J. Mosley.

"He's just putting his personal fix on our defense and expanding it, giving the guys confidence to play fast," Weddle said. "The idea is to do what's best for the defense, not what's best the individual."

Martindale called Mosley "the quarterback" of a fluid unit that can make a snap-change from drop-back coverage to an all-out blitz. In that regard, Mosley believes this defense is superior to the one that in 2017 yielded 18.9 points per game, sixth-best in the NFL.

"The way we're able to use our core guys, put them in different spots and do some of the same things just from different positions, it's more creative, I would say, than where we were last year," Mosley said.

Baltimore coach John Harbaugh promoted Martindale rather than go outside the organization because he wanted to extend his vision of a defense that has evolved since his arrival in 2008.

"All we're doing is forwarding John's plan," Martindale said. "We're remodeling the package. It's still Ravens football, it's still Ravens defense, but we've streamlined it. It's the elegant simplicity. Guys are playing really fast."

Asked for his take on Martindale's defense, Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg replied, "They're fast and they're furious."

Sure, things might be different once the pads go on at training camp, but at this point, Martindale's boss likes what he sees.

"We're doing a lot of neat things on defense, things that are really good," Harbaugh said. "More than ever, we're putting it on our players to make decisions in real time."

Martindale has a new title, but old habits die hard.

"For the most part, it's been the same," Mosley said. "He always comes in and says, `I have to lead the linebacker room,' and sits down and gets to talking like he's back at linebacker coach."

Told of Mosley's disclosure, Martindale smiled and said, "I've been trying to stay out of there, but you can't help but go in. That's home. I have a good time in the secondary room as well."

And just about everywhere else.

"Where we're going with this thing is really exciting to me," Martindale said, "and I know it's exciting to the players."

In other training camp news, cornerback Jimmy Smith was a surprise participant at practice, going through a light regimen of individual drills just six months after tearing his left Achilles tendon.

"I don't know if Jimmy's like half Wolverine, but he's healed up in half the time of regular human beings," Weddle said, referring to the amazing recuperative powers of the Marvel super hero.

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