NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones
In a matchup sure to be remembered for its dramatics as well as very visible officiating from the league’s replacement referees – a total of 24 penalties were called for 218 yards – Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker was able to convert a 27-yard attempt as time expired to give his team a 31-30 victory over the New England Patriots. New England drops 1-2 on the season, while Baltimore stands at 2-1. Tom Brady and Joe Flacco combined to pass for over 700 yards; both had impressive games, but it was ultimately Flacco who led his team downfield on the game’s final drive. Read on for more information regarding some of New England’s biggest storylines.