Prediction time: Patriots at Ravens

December, 22, 2013
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BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens (8-6) are looking for their fifth straight victory Sunday, which would be their longest win streak since 2006.

But the streak that the Ravens are more focused on is their one against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The Ravens have beaten Brady three times in the past five meetings, including the last two.

Since 2008, the only quarterback the Ravens have beaten more than Brady is Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (four losses to Baltimore). Over that stretch, Brady has thrown six touchdowns and nine interceptions for a 72.0 passer rating. The Ravens have sacked him 12 times.

Here are the official ESPN predictions (with their prediction record for the Ravens in parentheses):

Jamison Hensley (11-3), Ravens team reporter: Ravens, 24-16. With Joe Flacco nursing a knee injury, the Ravens turn to Ray Rice, who is still good enough to gash the bad run defenses in the league.

Mike Reiss, Patriots team reporter: Ravens, 23-20.

Eric Allen (6-8): Ravens

Mike Golic (9-5): Ravens

Merril Hoge (7-7): Ravens

Ron Jaworski (9-5): Ravens

KC Joyner (8-6): Ravens

Chris Mortensen (7-7): Ravens

Adam Schefter (8-6): Ravens

Mark Schlereth (8-6): Ravens

Seth Wickersham (8-6): Ravens

Tom Jackson (7-6): Ravens

Keyshawn Johnson (7-6): Ravens

Mike Ditka (6-8): Ravens

Cris Carter (6-7): Ravens

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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