Law: 'The Patriots played into Baltimore's hands'

Law: 'The Patriots played into Baltimore's hands'
January 21, 2013, 3:46 am
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Mike Felger, Troy Brown, and Ty Law open things up on Patriots Postgame Live with their biggest reasons for the Patriots' 28-13 loss to the Ravens.

Law says that New England played into the hands of Baltimore, and Brown builds off of that statement.

"Second half was a little bit difficult for the Patriots to pick up some tough first downs there," Brown said. "I thought the Ravens coverage got a lot tighter on the Patriots as the game went on. They had a hard time giving Tom Brady a place to throw the ball. The thing that I saw happen in this football game was that Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell finally woke up and started throwing the football on first down and just went straight to the shotgun and got away from the run completely on first down."

Ravens QB Joe Flacco threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns. All three touchdowns came in the second half, with two going to physical wide receiver Anquan Boldin in the fourth quarter. Why the sudden change in production?

"A big subplot here is that Aqib Talib, the Patriots good corner, goes down early in the ballgame," Felger said. "And as soon as the Ravens decided to attack that, they had success. They didn't do it in the first half, but as soon as they decided to throw the ball, that's when they started to move the ball."

Check out the video for much more analysis.