From the Editorial Office
La Jornada newspaper
Monday, November 16, 2020, p. a38
The New England Patriots stunned the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 in Week 10 of the NFL as they posted their second straight win to keep up with playoff aspirations.
The setback was hard for the Ravens, who came as favorites, but suffered their third loss of the season and fell away from the top of the American Conference North Division, led by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The heavy rain that fell on Foxborough was a factor in Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson not being able to deploy his game and throwing only two touchdown passes while recording an interception.
Although the Patriots took the win, quarterback Cam Newton only threw a touchdown pass and entered the end zone another time.
The key point was lived in the third inning, when Newton got a touchdown after a four-yard run.
Boyle’s injury, key
With six minutes remaining in the third quarter, Baltimore also suffered a sensitive loss after tight end Nick Boyle suffered a glaring injury.
Lamar Jackson threw a short pass to the position of Nick Boyle, who was just about to turn for a run, when a defender hit him in the left leg and his knee gave him a dramatic buck.
The player was lying on the grass and the members of New England themselves called in despair for medical assistance. Boyle, 27, left the field in the emergency cart while his team was already at a disadvantage.
With this result, the Patriots remain in third position in the Eastern division of the American Conference, with a 3-4 record, behind the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins.
Despite where they are, New England still has a chance of advancing to the postseason due to expanding to seven teams per conference for the next round.