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Pats win division, then deck Ravens
The Patriots scored on three straight possessions in the first half, including first-quarter touchdowns by Blount (1-yard run) and Shane Vereen (4-yard pass from Brady).
Including last week's field goal-heavy win over the Detroit Lions, Baltimore went more than seven quarters without a touchdown until Flacco's 1-yard scoring dive with 9:21 remaining. Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan intercepted Flacco twice.
The loss snapped Baltimore's four-game winning streak. The defending Super Bowl champions remain in contention for a wild-card berth, though they can no longer win the AFC North title.
Baltimore and New England met in the last two AFC Championship Games, with the Ravens advancing to and winning last season's Super Bowl.
Kicker Justin Tucker, Baltimore's Week 15 hero, missed his only field-goal attempt from 37 yards. He converted each of his previous 33 attempts, including a 61-yard game-winner against the Detroit Lions.
On Baltimore's next drive, Ryan intercepted Flacco near midfield, hauling in a pass tipped by linebacker Dont'a Hightower.NOTES: Baltimore was penalized seven times for 65 yards before halftime, nine times for 83 yards in the game. ... Patriots RB Shane Vereen (groin) and Devin McCourty (head) suffered injuries in the second quarter. ... The Ravens defeated New England 31-30 at M&T Bank Stadium in September 2012. ... Patriots DE Chandler Jones faced his brother, Ravens DE Arthur Jones, for the third time in the NFL. ... New England closes the regular season against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.