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Ravens 31, Patriots 30

Ravens receiver Torrey Smith celebrates a TD catch less than 24 hours after his younger brother died in a motorcycle accident. Tevin Chris Jones, 19, was killed in Westmoreland County, Va.

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Ravens receiver Torrey Smith celebrates a TD catch less than 24 hours after his younger brother died in a motorcycle accident. Tevin Chris Jones, 19, was killed in Westmoreland County, Va.

BALTIMORE — Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Ravens a 31-30 victory over the Patriots on Sunday night in a rematch of the AFC Championship Game.

When the teams met in January, the Patriots won by three at home to reach the Super Bowl. The stakes weren't as high in this one, yet the game was similar.

In the previous meeting, Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal in the closing seconds. Sunday, Tucker — who took the job from Cundiff in training camp — hit his kick over the right upright. In the NFL, kicks are good if they go over the outside of the upright. Patriots coach Bill Belichick grabbed an official's trying to talk to him as the official jogged off the field afterward.

The winning kick followed a pass interference call against Devin McCourty on Jacoby Jones.

Torrey Smith, playing less than 24 hours after the death of his 19-year-old brother, had six catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns for the Ravens.

Baltimore won its 12th straight at home behind Joe Flacco, who went 28 for 39 for 382 yards and three touchdowns.

The Ravens drove 70 yards in seven plays, taking up 1:55 and completing a comeback from a 30-21 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Patriots for the first time in the regular season.

Tom Brady completed 28 of 41 passes for 335 yards and a score for the Patriots.

The Patriots are 1-2, ending their streak of 145 consecutive weeks without having a losing record at any point in a season. That's the longest streak in NFL history, according to Elias.

Brady engineered a go-ahead drive midway through the third, with Danny Woodhead scoring on a 3-yard run. That 12-play, 80-yard march offset a 7-yard touchdown run by Baltimore's Ray Rice on the opening series of the second half.

Brady gave the Patriots a 20-14 lead with a 7-yard TD pass to Julian Edelman with 2 seconds left in the first half. Flacco threw two second-quarter TD passes.

Smith rejoined the team after the death of his brother, Tevin Chris Jones, in a motorcycle accident in Westmoreland County, Va., late Saturday night. Smith was informed of the death at the team hotel early Sunday.

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