The Ravens won their 10th straight game Sunday, beating the New England Patriots 23-20 in a thrilling finale.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights from Baltimore’s 29-17 victory over the Patriots.
Jameis Winston completed 17-of-26 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns, while Ryan Mallett had five catches for 69 yards and a touchdown.
The Ravens’ offense was led by Ozzies Newsome, who threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns, as well as rookie running back Ray Rice, who had seven catches for 68 yards and one touchdown.
Trevor Harris was the team’s top receiver with two catches for 43 yards and six yards on a 10-yard run.
It was the first time in the playoffs that Harris and Newsome have combined for 100-plus yards on the season.
New England coach Bill Belichick praised Newsome for his work ethic and determination, but also his ability to stay on the field in the clutch.
Newsome had a huge game, finishing with 578 yards passing and 11 touchdowns.
He also ran for 105 yards on 25 carries, and he also had a season-high three sacks.
He’s the fourth quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards in the NFL since the start of the 2000 season.
The others were Cam Newton, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
New York coach Bill Parcells said Newsome’s confidence was the key to the victory.
“I’m very proud of him for how he has carried himself since coming into this league.
It’s a very impressive performance, and I know he had a tough game, but he was extremely professional,” Parcells told reporters.
“And I think it shows his commitment to this league and what he has accomplished in his career.”
New England’s offense, which has struggled for stretches this season, gained a big chunk of the yardage Sunday.
After trailing 23-17 at halftime, the Patriots took over in the fourth quarter, scoring three straight touchdowns to cut the lead to 20-17.
But New England’s defense held on and took a 23-14 lead into halftime, capped by Newsome catching a 22-yard pass from Mallett on the next play.
Newsom’s 3-yard touchdown run with 6:42 left in the third quarter set up the Patriots’ winning score.
It marked the third time this season the Ravens had an offensive touchdown in the final quarter.
The other two times were in Week 6 against New Orleans and Week 12 at Carolina.
The Patriots, who won their final three regular-season games against Baltimore, lost for the first consecutive season.
They finished last in the AFC East.
“This is the first playoff game I’ve had as a coach where I’ve been out on the road,” Belichick said.
“I was in the building [Thursday], and I had a chance to coach with the players and talk with them.
And the first week we had here, we had the first game in a row where we had a good performance.”
Newton and the Panthers led 20-16 at halftime and won the game 24-17 with the touchdown from Reed and an 11-yard reception by Newton.
The Patriots finished with the game’s second-most points at 41.
The Ravens won the first three games of the season, including a 27-10 win over the Dolphins on Oct. 17.
The previous record for most consecutive victories was set in 2002.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.