The Patriots struck quickly after Brandon McGowan recovered Chris Carr’s fumble as he returned the opening kickoff. That led to a 32-yard field goal by Gostkowski.
Flacco then led the Ravens on a 15-play, 81-yard drive capped by a 20-yard scoring pass to Mason, who had six catches for 77 yards on the series.
The Patriots went ahead 10-7 on the next series with a 1-yard sneak by Brady.
“Head-to-head with Ray Lewis, I certainly wasn’t thinking of that one going to bed last night,” he said.
The Patriots made it 17-7 with 3:57 left in the half on Morris’ 12-yard run.
Lewis complained about roughing the passer penalties that helped the drives on which Brady and Morris scored.
“Without totally going off the wall here, it is embarrassing to the game,” Lewis said. “Brady is good enough to make his own plays, let him make the play.”
The Ravens then drove from their 20 to the Patriots 17 with a chance to cut the deficit to 17-14 at halftime. But Leigh Bodden intercepted Flacco’s pass at the 9.
Notes: Brady completed 21 of 32 passes for 258 yards, one TD and no interceptions. Flacco went 27 for 47 for 264 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. ... Moss’ touchdown was his 137th, breaking a tie with Marshall Faulk and moving into sixth place in NFL history. ... Suggs set a club record with 437 sack yards on the sack that resulted in a touchdown. ... Baltimore held its 39th straight opponent without a 100-yard rusher, the longest current streak in the NFL. ... Patriots WR Wes Welker returned after missing two games with a knee injury and had five catches.
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