OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens will play the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, the first time these two teams have met since the Deflategate football-tampering scandal and those unusual Patriots formations that led to an NFL rule change. Is there any lingering bad blood? Actually
There aren't many quarterbacks who can look at their head-to-head matchups with Tom Brady and smile. Joe Flacco can do it. While Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens have a 3-5 record in games against Brady and the New England Patriots, Flacco's personal numbers have been better than the NFL'
In the past three years, the Ravens have convinced free agent wide receivers Steve Smith Sr. and Mike Wallace to join them. Their opponent on Monday night, the New England Patriots, also sought their services. Smith was poised to visit New England and perhaps the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers