Oct. 4, 2009: Patriots 27, Ravens 21
Things got heated as the Patriots held on for a 27-21 win at Gillette Stadium. Here Patriot Mike Wright was called for a personal foul as he swiped at Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's head. The Ravens twice were flagged for roughing the passer, the second on Terrell Suggs under the so-called “Brady rule’’ when he lunged at the quarterback’s knee. “It is embarrassing to the game,’’ Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said. “Brady is good enough to make his own plays, let him make the play. Both of their [first-half] touchdown drives had personal fouls that kept the drives alive.’’ Much of the animosity between these two teams can be traced to this game.