The Five Plays That Determined The Game: Ravens/Patriots

December 24, 2013 | Glenn Clark

Ryan Chell’s Plays…

5. Jimmy Smith called for 34 yard pass interference after Tom Brady pass intended for Julian Edelman incomplete (1st quarter)

Good call, but a big play for the penalty nonetheless that set up the Patriots for their first touchdown. One of many.

4. Danny Amendola 34 yard catch from Tom Brady (1st quarter)

Big play on the Patriots’ drive where they went up 14-0.

3. Logan Ryan intercepts Joe Flacco pass intended for Jacoby Jones after Dont’a Hightower tip (1st quarter)

Costly turnover near midfield that led to a 20-0 lead by the Patriots.

2. Justin Tucker misses 37 yard field goal (4th quarter)

Frustration of the game evidenced here. More frustrating for the decision to not go for it.

1. Ray Rice runs for no gain on 4th & 1 (3rd quarter)

Down 20-0, Ravens needed to score a touchdown to stay in it and they couldn’t get a yard. 

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