04 November 2019 10:41
The New England Patriots hadn't lost since Dec. 16, 2018 – a stretch of 13 straight wins. They're the defending Super Bowl champions. They were an undefeated 8-0 this season. But after Baltimore scored a memorable 37-20 midseason win over the NFL's golden child on Sunday Night Football at M&T Bank Stadium, Ravens players were of course happy, but not deliriously so. Lamar Jackson shrugged off MVP chants from the crowd and questions about it from media.
Earl Thomas III said intercepting Tom Brady was great, but he'd done it before. Marlon Humphrey, who turned the tide with the longest fumble recovery return in Ravens history, downplayed what the win "says" about Baltimore's team. "We don't really care what ya'll think," Humphrey said. "We already know what we can do. So it really wasn't a statement win for us. … We'll probably see them again." Baltimore moved to 6-2 and has a two-game lead over the Steelers (4-4) and four-game lead on the Cleveland Browns (2-6) in the AFC North midway through the season.