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BSJ Game Report: Patriots 23, Ravens 17 – Harris rushes for 121 yards, Meyers throws TD pass in upset

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

FOXBOROUGH — Everything you need to know from the Patriots’ 23-17 win over the Ravens in quickie form, with BSJ insight and analysis:

HEADLINES

Patriots pull the upset: It wasn't pretty — and if you're expecting this group to throw up some Picasso's this season, you'll be waiting for a while — but the Patriots finished off the Ravens to move to 4-5. The Patriots are still 2 games out of the playoffs and 2.5 games back in the division, but the schedule does open up a bit here so the Patriots have a chance to gain some ground if they keep stacking success.

Jakobi Meyers throws a touchdown pass: You figured it was only a matter of time before the former college quarterback got a chance to show off his arm, and it happened against the Ravens — a team the Patriots love to throw a trick play at. Meyers' 24-yard perfect pass to Rex Burkhead gave the Patriots their first lead at 13-10.

Defensive changes, young players bring some energy: Defending Lamar Jackson and the Ravens is a tall task and you figured the Patriots would have a solid plan, and they did. While it wasn't vastly effective between the 20s, the Patriots did a better job than last year. The strategy had