Patriots vs. Ravens: New England's Defense Reverts Back to 2011 Form
But judging by the product on the field, this version is a reasonable facsimile.
Say what you will about the officiating in Sunday night's game—and believe me, there will be plenty said about it in this space and across the web in the coming days—but that much you cannot deny.
The Patriots defense looked much improved through the first two games of the season, but up against their first true test, they seemed to regress a bit.
In the first game that could serve as a scale for improvement, the Patriots barely tipped the scales.
When the opponents were the Titans and the Cardinals, it appeared they had. Now, with the Ravens game to draw on, the questions return.
Can the Patriots defense turn it around?
They had opportunities to close the game on both offense and defense, but they failed to do so. That would be true whether the penalties called against the Patriots were valid or not.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.
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