Thrown right in
Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., was not among the seven players on the inactive list, putting him in uniform and on the field four days after the team announced he had been signed. Another tight end, Daniel Fells, was also active for the first time this season. Winslow had one catch for 12 yards.
Logan Mankins (hip) and Dan Connolly (concussion), who had been on the injury report all week, were deemed good enough to go, with Mankins spotted working with a strength coach on the field before the game. So was receiver Brandon Lloyd, who was listed during the week with a thigh injury.
The Patriots’ inactives were tight end Aaron Hernandez, running back Shane Vereen, offensive lineman Nick McDonald, defensive linemen Justin Francis, Jake Bequette, and Brandon Deaderick, and defensive back Alfonzo Dennard.
It was all yellow
There were 24 penalties accepted in the game — 10 on the Patriots, 14 on the Ravens – for a combined 218 yards . . . After the game, linebacker Brandon Spikes tweeted, “Can someone please tell these [expletive] zebras foot locker called and they’re needed Back at work !!!! #BreakingPoint” . . . Steve Gregory had his first interception of the season, stepping in front of Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta and returning a Joe Flacco pass 36 yards to the Ravens’ 6. It led to a 2-yard touchdown run by another first-year Patriot, rookie Brandon Bolden . . . Brady passed for 335 yards in the loss, giving him 40,886 for his career and passing Johnny Unitas (40,239) and Joe Montana (40,551) and into 12th place on the NFL’s all-time list. Kerry Collins (40,922) is 11th . . . In honor of former owner Art Modell, who died Sept. 6, Ravens players had a black-and-white decal with “Art” on their jerseys, with two similar displays also painted on the sidelines . . . Drawing a lot of attention on the sideline before the game — and a good number of photo requests — was 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps, who lives in Baltimore . . . The Ravens, who lost in Week 2 to the Eagles, entered having won their last 13 games following a loss. The Patriots, also Week 2 losers, had won 14 of their past 16 games after a defeat . . . A roar went up from the stands roughly 30 minutes before kickoff. The reason? The final score, and the last-second highlight, was shown from Oakland’s win over Pittsburgh, the Ravens’ rival in the AFC North.