10 things you may not know about the Ravens and Patriots

1. Since John Harbaugh took over the Ravens, only the Colts (14) have won more road games then the Ravens (13).

2. The Ravens have never beaten the Patriots in their five regular season meetings.

3. The Patriots are the NFL’s best third-down offense with a 55.3 percent success rate. On the other hand, the Ravens lead the league in third-down defense, only allowing their opponents to “move those chains” on 26.6 percent of their third-down attempts.

4. The Ravens aim to open the season at 5-1 for just the second time in franchise history. When was the first? The year the Ravens were Superbowl champions.

5. Joe Flacco is just 147 yards away from passing Kyle Boller as the all-time leading passer in Ravens’ history. The funny thing is, it only took Flacco 37 games over three seasons. It took Boller 53 games over five seasons to reach that 7,846 yard mark that currently is the most.

6. Bill Belichick was raised in Annapolis, MD. Belichick played football and lacrosse at Annapolis HS, where he is
currently enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

7. Bill Belichick’s first coaching job in the NFL was as a special assistant to head coach Ted Marchibroda on the 1975 Baltimore Colts.

8. Ozzie Newsome began his front office career as a special assignment scout with the Cleveland Browns in 1991 when Bill Belichick was the head coach.

9. T.J. Houshmandzadeh has gained at least 95 receiving yards in all three career games against the Patriots.

10. Under Harbaugh, the Ravens are 18-1 when scoring 24 points or more.