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Stover helps Ravens edge Patriots

Aug 8, 2008 - 3:55 AM By Mike Petraglia PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (Ticker) -- Playing their first game since losing Super Bowl XLII in February, the New England Patriots looked like a team trying to shake off the rust on Thursday.

With each team resting approximately half of its regulars, Matt Stover hit a pair of the Ravens' three field goals and Le'Ron McClain ran for a touchdown as the Baltimore Ravens held on for a 16-15 triumph over the Patriots at Gillette Stadium in the preseason opener for both teams.

While he did dress, Tom Brady did not take a single snap for the Patriots, joining Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Mike Vrabel and Rodney Harrison as regulars who were in uniform but did not play. Stephen Gostkowski hit three field goals to provide the bulk of New England's offense.

The Ravens did not dress regulars Ed Reed, Chris McAlister, Samari Rolle, Willis McGahee, Todd Heap, Demetrius Williams and Mark Clayton.

Kyle Boller, the expected opening day quarterback for Ravens, did not get to rest. He started and led the Ravens to a field goal on their opening drive and finished 11-of-15 for 102 yards and an interception.

After Troy Smith struggled, first-round selection Joe Flacco was sacked on his first series and fumbled, turning the ball over to the Patriots at the Baltimore 31. Six plays later, Lamont Jordan scored from one yard out for New England's only touchdown.

Matt Cassel, who has been Brady's backup since 2005, struggled in his time with the first unit. He completed only one of four pass attempts for 11 yards with an interception and a fumble.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALTIMORE 3 10 3 0 16
    NEW ENGLAND 0 3 3 9 15 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BAL - FG, MATT STOVER 42 YD, 4:01. Drive: 8
    plays, 57 yards in 4:01. BALTIMORE
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: BAL - TD, LE'RON MCCLAIN 1 YD RUN (MATT
    STOVER KICK), 2:54. Drive: 2 plays,
    2 yards in 0:42. BA

    Aug 7 10:46 PM
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    Ravens 16, Patriots 15  4th - 1:50Aug 7 10:43 PM
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    Ravens 16, Patriots 15  4th - 2:45Aug 7 10:39 PM
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    Ravens 16, Patriots 15  4th - 2:45Aug 7 10:37 PM
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    Ravens 16, Patriots 15  4th - 4:43Aug 7 10:33 PM


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    TD NWE
    LAMONT JORDAN 1 YD RUN
    (TWO-POINT CONVERSION FAILED)
    BALTIMORE 16
    NEW ENGLAND 15 6:07 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Ravens 16, Patriots 15  4th - 6:07Aug 7 10:29 PM
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    Ravens 16, Patriots 15  4th - 6:07Aug 7 10:29 PM


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    FG NWE
    STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 40 YD
    BALTIMORE 16
    NEW ENGLAND 9 13:37 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Ravens 16, Patriots 9  4th - 13:37Aug 7 10:02 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALTIMORE 3 10 3 16
    NEW ENGLAND 0 3 3 6 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BAL - FG, MATT STOVER 42 YD, 4:01. Drive: 8
    plays, 57 yards in 4:01. BALTIMORE
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: BAL - TD, LE'RON MCCLAIN 1 YD RUN (MATT
    STOVER KICK), 2:54. Drive: 2 plays,
    2 yards in 0

    Aug 7 9:56 PM


  • NFL
    FG NWE
    STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 44 YD
    BALTIMORE 16
    NEW ENGLAND 6 6:27 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ravens 16, Patriots 6  3rd - 6:27Aug 7 9:38 PM
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    FG BAL
    PIOTR CZECH 37 YD
    BALTIMORE 16
    NEW ENGLAND 3 12:13 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ravens 16, Patriots 3  3rd - 12:13Aug 7 9:25 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALTIMORE 3 10 13
    NEW ENGLAND 0 3 3 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BAL - FG, MATT STOVER 42 YD, 4:01. Drive: 8
    plays, 57 yards in 4:01. BALTIMORE
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: BAL - TD, LE'RON MCCLAIN 1 YD RUN (MATT
    STOVER KICK), 2:54. Drive: 2 plays,
    2 yards in 0:42.

    Aug 7 9:05 PM
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    NEW ENGLAND 3 1:14 LEFT, 2ND QTR
    NWE BALL ON NWE 38 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Ravens 13, Patriots 3  2nd - 1:14Aug 7 8:59 PM


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    FG NWE
    STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 36 YD
    BALTIMORE 10
    NEW ENGLAND 3 6:38 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ravens 10, Patriots 3  2nd - 6:38Aug 7 8:48 PM


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    TD BAL
    LE'RON MCCLAIN 1 YD RUN
    (MATT STOVER KICK)
    BALTIMORE 10
    NEW ENGLAND 0 12:06 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ravens 10, Patriots 0  2nd - 12:06Aug 7 8:24 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    BALTIMORE 3 3
    NEW ENGLAND 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BAL - FG, MATT STOVER 42 YD, 4:01. Drive: 8
    plays, 57 yards in 4:01. BALTIMORE
    3-0

    Aug 7 8:11 PM


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    FG BAL
    MATT STOVER 42 YD
    BALTIMORE 3
    NEW ENGLAND 0 10:59 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ravens 3, Patriots 0  1st - 10:59Aug 7 7:43 PM