Morning sports update: Patriots teammates support Julian Edelman after fumble against Ravens

"Julian's a warrior."

Julian Edelman is tackled on a play that led to his fumble against the Ravens.
Julian Edelman is tackled on a play that led to his fumble against the Ravens. –Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

The Patriots’ undefeated run in 2019 came to an end on Sunday night, falling 37-20 to the Ravens. Baltimore was able to successfully run the ball against the vaunted New England defense, grinding out 210 yards on the ground.

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How Julian Edelman and his Patriots teammates reacted to his fumble against the Ravens: After the Patriots’ first loss of the season, one player took a share of individual blame.

Julian Edelman, whose third-quarter fumble was returned for a touchdown, didn’t hide his feelings on the subject.

“I feel like I let my team down,” Edelman admitted. “But you have to move on. It just wasn’t our day. You have to tip your hat to the Baltimore Ravens, they played a good game.”

Edelman tied for the team lead in catches during the game (10), and had the most yards (89). His teammates defended him in the postgame.

“Julian’s a warrior,” said fellow Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. “I’d go to war with him 11 out of 10 times. Things happen. It’s football. Everything isn’t perfect.”

Tom Brady also voiced support for his longtime teammate.

“He was trying to get yards,” Brady told reporters. “I was happy with the way we responded, we came back and scored again.”

Trivia: Via NFL research, Lamar Jackson became the second player to record multiple rushing touchdowns along with a passing touchdown against Bill Belichick’s Patriots. Who was the first?

(Answer that the bottom).


Hint: He was the second overall pick of the 2005 NFL draft (out of Auburn).

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With runners on second and third and one out, the Yankees moved the infield in to try and prevent a run from scoring on contact. Up stepped Arizona outfielder Luis Gonzalez, in the midst of a career season. The rest was history:


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